Law 744 - Merger and Acquisition Transactions

Minji Cho

Minji Cho

Lecturer in Law
B.A. Seoul National University, 1999
J.D. Columbia University School of Law, 2006
M.B.A. University of Pennsylvania, 2017
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