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M&A Course 2024

19. September 202412. December 2024

The course provides the basics for the successful execution of M&A transactions. Experts from a wide range of disciplines will offer participants a well-rounded overview of current transaction practice through an interdisciplinary exchange.

It is primarily directed at professionals with up to three years of professional experience from all areas of M&A practice (private equity funds, companies, banks, corporate finance advisors). However, interested parties who already have experience in M&A transactions can also expand their knowledge in individual areas here.

The next the M&A course will take place from
19 September to 12 December 2024
as hybrid event at Frankfurt POELLATH office and online via Webex.

Agenda (all lessons in German only)

Session 1: The M&A process and preliminary agreements | 19.09.2024 17.00-20.00
The first unit presents the typical procedural and temporal flow of M&A transactions, from the initial contact between the seller and its advisors to the closing of the transaction.

Session 2: Tax planning from the seller’s and buyer’s perspective | 26.09.2024 17.00-20.00
This chapter looks at the acquisition of a company from a tax perspective. Since the tax effects are directly relevant to the purchase price, tax planning is of vital importance from both the seller’s and the buyer’s perspective.

Session 3: Legal and tax due diligence | 10.10.2024 17.00-20.00
The third session of the course deals with the preparation and execution of due diligence reviews on the buyer and seller side.

Session 4: Company purchase agreement | 31.10.2024 17.00-20.00
The company purchase agreement is the central element of every M&A transaction. It identifies the object of the purchase, determines the purchase price and and distributes the risks between seller and buyer.

Session 5: Business valuation and purchase price | 07.11.2024 17.00-20.00
This part of the course first explains the basics and the various methods of business valuation and subsequently deals with the derivation of the equity value as the basis for the purchase price.

Session 6: Acquisition financing | Antitrust law and investment control | 14.11.2024 17.00-20.00
Financing the purchase price through equity and debt capital is another key element of corporate acquisitions. Subsequently, the antitrust and investment control requirements for M&A transactions are illustrated.

Session 7: Minority and majority shareholdings | 21.11.2024 17.00-20.00
This session explains the special features of the acquisition of majority and minority shareholdings. The central element here is the shareholders’ agreement between the acquirer and its future co-partners.

Session 8: Private Equity | 28.11.2024 17.00-20.00
The strategies and legal implementation of the takeover of a listed company are presented in the tenth part of the course.

Session 9: Management participations | 05.12.2024 17.00-20.00
Today, management participation in the economic success of a company is one of the usual tools for increasing the company’s value.

Session 10: Distressed M&A | 12.12.2024 17.00-20.00
This chapter deals with the specifics of the acquisition of companies in crisis and insolvency.

Further information and registration

Please use the organiser’s website.


19. September 2024
12. December 2024
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P+ Training GmbH
+49 (0)89 24240-131
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