Advanced Financial Management - Mergers and Acquisitions

Ca Raja Natarajan, Chartered Accountant

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22 Videos (3h 8m)
    • Introduciton to Merger and Acquisition

    • Why Merge

    • Different structures of Merger

    • Strategic Benefits of Merger

    • Valuation Models

    • Asset Based Valuation Model

    • Asset Based Valuation Model Example

    • Earnings based model

    • Case Study on Earnings Based Model

    • Bootstrapping

    • Case Study Bootstrapping

    • Case Study based on Return on Capital Employed

    • dividend based valuation

    • div valuation cs1

    • div val cs 2

    • div val cs 3

    • Free Cash Flow

    • div val capm cs 1

    • Free Cash Flow Case Study

    • fcs cs2

    • cost of merger

    • 15 cost of merger cs


About This Class

This course is about Advanced Financial Management - Mergers and Acquisitions.

Often we come across, many big companies announcing Mergers and Acquisitions. We also see many times two or more companies in same line of activity getting merged, as well as companies in different line of activities.

But why do they Merge?

What is the benefit of merging the entities?

How the companies are valued for the purpose of merger?

How the purchase value is determined?

You will have answers to all these questions in this course.

Merger & Acquisitions are basically Investment decisions but made under uncertainty. Mergers are resorted to enhance the wealth for the owners / share holders.

When two entities gets merged / acquired, wealth for the merged entity is expected to be higher than the wealth when they are individual entities.

But, arriving at the value of the business to be merged is not an easy task because it would involve many complications like Legal issues, Tax Complications, Accounting effects on Financial Reports, etc. Hence, Mergers & Acquisitions are strategic decisions focusing on maximization of growth and value of the firm.

In this course you will learn how to value the business as well as the strategic benefits to look for while considering merger.

You will understand the two forms or structures in Merger and the valuation models covering

  1. Asset Based Valuation.
  2. Earnings or Dividend based Valuation.
  3. Capital Asset Pricing Model based valuation.
  4. Free cash flow model.

The real benefit of merger can be measured only on the basis of price paid for the merger. Hence, valuation of business is the core element in the Merger.

This course is presented in simple lecture style, to the point, focussing straight on the subject matter.

This course has video lectures (black board writing model) explaning the concepts of Merger, Acquisitions, Synergy, Valuation Models, etc.

This course is structured in self paced learning style.

Take this course to understand the nuances in Valuation aspects of Merger and Acquisitions.






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Ca Raja Natarajan

Chartered Accountant

I am a Chartered Accountant with tonnes of passion for teaching.

I teach Financial Management for Chartered Accountancy and Cost and Management Accountancy students in Ernakulam,India. and I teach 100+ Finance, Accounts, Costing, Banking, Credit Analysis, Statistics, etc. in Skillshare.  

I also hold

  1. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration in Finance from Symbiosis, Pune
  2. Bachelors in Commerce, from Loyola College, Chennai.

I worked in State Bank of India as Assistant Vice President - Credit for a period of four years after which i started my Chartered Accountancy Practice.

During the stint in State Bank of India, I worked on credit proposals of Mid Corporate Units and gained good experience in

a) Financial Analysis

b) Risk Assessment

c) Viability Study

d) Evaluating business models

e) Project Finance

f) Working Capital Management, etc.

I conduct work shops for Entrepreneurs, Chartered Accountancy / Cost and Management Accountancy Students on the topics like

a) Project Finance

b) Credit Risk Assessment

c) Entrepreneurship Development

d) Finance for Non Finance Executives

e) Burning Desire for Entrepreneurship

I love teaching and i want fundamentals of accounting and finance to reach students and so i am here.

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