Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Development

Course Code
2.25 hours
  • Winter 20 (B)
  • Winter 21 (B)

Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Development --- Mergers and acquisitions can provide opportunities for value creation, value destruction and value appropriation. This course presents the opportunity to analyze the mechanisms underlying the creation (and destruction) of value in mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring. Three sets of issues will be examined from the point of view of a firm contemplating the use of these corporate strategy tools: (1) Analytical frameworks to decide on the strategy behind the transactions, and whether and what to acquire; (2) Maximization of the share of value creation potential appropriated by the acquiring firm through opportune behavior during the evaluation, negotiation and internal decision-making processes; and (3) Actions to be taken after the acquisition is completed, in order to ensure that the value creation potential is realized.

Taught By
Brian Wu
  • Professor of Strategy
Xun (Brian) Wu is a Professor of Strategy, Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow, and faculty director of China Initiatives at the Ross School of...