Mergers and Acquisitions

Why Attend

This practical course covers the key steps in the Mergers and Acquisitions(M&A) process, from the initial step of valuing the shares in a company through to closing the deal. Whether or not participants practice M&A, this course will provide them an insider’s look into what is an undeniable major force in today’s corporate arena.

This course will give participants an A-Z understanding of the M&A process and the ability to evaluate whether a merger or acquisition fits with their organization’s strategy. As a result they will identify the most lucrative M&A opportunities, select the best partners and get the maximum reward from the deal.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify attractive Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) opportunities
  • Formulate the initial steps and the preliminary agreements for a merger or acquisition
  • Carry out a full due diligence into the state of affairs of a target company
  • Understand the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) and the Asset Purchase Agreement (APA)
  • Take an active role in the exchange and completion stages of a merger or acquisition
  • Be an effective part of the post-merger integration to ensure the smooth running of the new organization

Target Competencies

  • Identifying M&A opportunities
  • Due Diligence
  • Organizing Acquisitions
  • Structuring Negotiations
  • Post-acquisition Integration
  • Post-acquisition Audit

Note

The Dubai Government Legal Affairs Department has introduced a Continuing Legal Professional Development (CLPD) programme to legal consultants authorised to practise through a licensed firm in the Emirate of Dubai.  We are proud to announce that the Dubai Government Legal Affairs Department has accredited EMG Associates as a CLPD provider. In addition, all our legal programmes have been approved.

This PLUS Specialty Training Legal course qualifies for 4 elective CLPD points.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for anyone involved in the identification, planning and execution of a Mergers and Acquisitions opportunity. This includes, CEOs, managing directors, general managers, financial directors, accountants, board members, commercial directors, business development directors, strategy planners and analysts, and in-house council.

Fundamentals of mergers and acquisitions

1
Distinction between mergers and acquisitions
2
Why do acquisitions take place?
3
The main distinct stages of acquisitions

Structuring the merger or acquisition

1
Drafting preliminary documents
2
How to structure the acquisition

Share sale versus business sale

1
Advantages and disadvantages of share sale: seller versus buyer
2
Advantages and disadvantages of business sale: seller versus buyer

Structuring the deal

1
How to price the acquisition
2
The due diligence process
3
The purchase agreements

Post-acquisition

1
Importance of warranties and indemnities
2
Contractual protection for the seller
3
Disclosure letter
4
Intellectual property and environmental issues
5
Merger control and completion
Kampala , Uganda
22 - 26 MARCH 2021

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Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed