Law 744 - Merger and Acquisition Transactions

Iman Anabtawi

Iman Anabtawi

Professor of Law
B.A. Pomona College, 1984
M.A. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Oxford University, 1986
J.D. Stanford Law School, 1989
UCLA Faculty Since 2000
Course Description:

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.

Course Learning Outcomes:

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