This elective module addresses issues specific to mergers and acquisitions, such as deal structure, deal financing, and target valuation. It also introduces topics such as leveraged buyouts and the role of private equity in the market of corporate control. At the end of the module you will have an understanding of the motivations behind mergers and acquisitions. You will also have knowledge of the financing of M&A transactions, the choice of deal structure and the valuation of target companies. Finally, you will understand the role of various parties in the M&A market.