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2017C FNCE751002 - FNCE OF BUYOUTS & ACQS

Section Title Instructor Max Status CU Qtr Meeting Location
FNCE751002 FNCE OF BUYOUTS & ACQS Thorburn, Karin/Yilmaz, Bilge 60 C 1.00 MW 10:30AM - 12:00PM JMHH F55

 

Course Title: The Finance of Buyouts and Acquisitions

Enrollment: 60 / 60 (Enrollment as of 7 AM this morning / Maximum Enrollment)

Prerequisites: Pre-Requisites FNCE 611 and FNCE 613 (Or 612) - C0-Requisites FNCE 726 or FNCE 728 may be taken concurrently.

Description: The focus of this course is on buying (or acquiring controlling stakes in) firms. The main topics to be covered are mergers and friendly acquisitions, hostile takeovers and buyouts. Using case studies, the course surveys the drivers of success in the transactions. While issues regarding motive and strategy will be discussed, financial theory would be the main lens used to view these control acquiring transactions. This will allow students to (1) evaluate transactions through valuation approaches and (2) structure deals employing financial innovation as a response to legal framework and economic frictions. This course should be of interest to students interested in pursuing careers as private equity investors, advisors in investment banking and corporate managers that deal with these issues. This course assumes familiarity with valuation analysis. During the spring semester students are not permitted to take this course pass fail.

Departmental Website: https://fnce.wharton.upenn.edu/

Registration: Registration for most MBA electives is handled through the MBA Course Match. For questions about core courses or MBA electives that don't appear in Course Match please contact the MBA Program Office. Non-MBAs interested in graduate classes must work through the academic department and the MBA Program Office.

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Term (# Sections) Evaluated Instructor Instructor Quality Course Quality Ability to Communicate Subject Matter Ability to Stimulate Interest Instructor Accessibility Value of Assigned Readings Amount Learned Difficulty Amount of Work Required Recommend to Major? Recommend to Non-Major?
2009C (2) Savor, Pavel 1.77 1.89 2.23 1.91 1.47 2.35 2.41 1.77 2.37 1.58 -na-
2015A (1) Levit, Doron 1.93 2.09 2.27 2.00 2.61 2.17 2.24 2.50 2.28 2.80 1.50
2016C (2) Nair, Vinay 3.16 2.38 3.22 2.45 2.28 2.90 2.56 2.44 2.52 2.81 1.75
2017A (2) Thorburn, Karin 2.47 2.17 2.56 2.62 2.57 2.38 2.27 2.51 2.53 2.52 1.71
2017C (3) Yilmaz, Bilge 2.69 2.44 2.61 2.36 2.22 2.59 2.46 2.29 2.04 2.81 2.03
10 -na- 2.40 2.19 2.58 2.27 2.23 2.48 2.39 2.30 2.35 2.50 1.75
There is no Supplmental evaluation data for this course.