Law 744 - Merger and Acquisition Transactions
M.A. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Oxford University, 1986
J.D. Stanford Law School, 1989
This course leads students through an in-depth analysis of the M&A process and the contracts applicable to selling a private company. Students who complete the course become familiar with how to conduct a sale process, perform due diligence, analyze alternative structures for the transaction, and negotiate and draft key provisions of acquisition-related agreements. Grades will be based on three to four out-of-class written exercises, subject to adjustment of up to one grading unit (e.g., B to B+ or B-) for class participation, including in-class exercises. There will be no final exam.
Students who complete the course will gain proficiency in the following areas:
1. Understanding the most common motivations for M&A;
2. Obtaining familiarity with the M&A process, M&A forms and precedents; and M&A agreements;
3. Analyzing, negotiating, and drafting selected M&A provisions