A Practical Guide to Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

6 Credits: Finance


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A Practical Guide to Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

Course Level
CPE Credits

6 Credits: Finance

Course Description

Our Mergers and Acquisitions online CPE course offers an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the intricacies of M&A, providing a pathway to professional growth in the accounting and finance sectors. This CPE course features detailed insights into the types, structures, and processes of M&A and divestitures, emphasizing practical application in real-world scenarios. Benefit from learning about various valuation methods, tax implications, and compliance necessities like SEC filings and accounting rules. The course equips you with the knowledge to identify characteristics and types of mergers, understand the benefits, and recognize SEC rules and antitrust guidelines. By understanding the advantages and disadvantages of different financing methods, how mergers affect taxation and financial results, and the techniques for merger valuation, you will gain the competence to make informed decisions, enhance your professional skill set, and contribute significantly to your organization’s strategic objectives.

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Learning Objectives

After completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of mergers;
  • Identify the different types of mergers;
  • Recognize the benefits of mergers;
  • Identify antitrust guidelines used by the Justice Department;
  • Recognize Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules regarding mergers;
  • Recognize different defensive measures used by target companies;
  • Identify advantages and disadvantage of different methods of financing a merger;
  • Recognize how different mergers may affect taxation and financial results;
  • Recognize how to account for transactions under the acquisition metho;
  • Identify different approaches and techniques for merger valuation; and
  • Identify different types of divestitures and methods used to divest.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
April 19, 2023

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation

Basic Accounting

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Compliance Information

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For many years, Delta CPE LLC has offered a wide variety of continuing education courses for financial professionals. Topics covered by Delta’s courses include accounting, financial management, budgeting, investments, financial statement reporting, business management, IFRS, ethics, valuations, real estate, and business writing. The diversity and breadth of Delta’s course offerings make the company a prolific and unique contributor to the CPE world. Delta’s well-credentialed authors and contributors have also been published in numerous academic and professional journals and quoted by some of the leading financial media outlets.