S. Deals Workshop: Acquisition Finance

Course Information

Course Number
L9253
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Areas of Study
Lawyering, Corporate Law and Transactions, Commercial Law and Transactions
Type
Simulation
Additional Attributes
Experiential Credit

Section 002 Information

Instructors

Section Description

Mergers and acquisitions, as well as other corporate transactions such as spinoffs, carve-outs and reorganizations, rely on debt financing as a significant source of capital. This course will introduce students to the concepts and skills used by transactional lawyers to advise clients in the development of financing arrangements for an acquisition. The course will begin with an introduction to foundations of acquisition financing, including deal structures and fundamentals of credit. The course will then focus on the considerations that drive the major deal points in the transactions and the various ways that those points might be resolved (illustrated with a variety of documentary outcomes drawn from actual deals). The course will cover how to structure financing arrangements and deal with risk allocation in negotiations between companies and their debt providers, as well as between buyers and sellers. Particular emphasis will be on how lawyers can help add value in a transactional setting by helping clients anticipate and resolve issues that may arise in getting a deal done.

Students will be expected to (1) attend each class session and participate actively, (2) complete short writing assignments, and (3) write a final paper of about 15-20 pages. Course evaluation will be based on class attendance and participation (40%), short writing assignments (20%), and a final paper (40%).

School Year & Semester
Spring 2022
Location
JGH 546
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Wednesday
4:20 - 6:10 pm
Points
2
Method of Evaluation
Other
J.D Writing Credit?
Minor (automatic)

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in various lawyering skills, for example, oral advocacy, legal writing and drafting, legal research, negotiation, and client communication
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in transactional design and value creation

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
None

Other Sections of S. Deals Workshop: Acquisition Finance

Section 003

School Year & Semester

Fall 2021

Instructors

Location

JGH 502

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Wednesday

Points

2

Section 004

School Year & Semester

Fall 2021

Instructors

Location

WJWH 417

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Thursday

Points

2

Section 002

School Year & Semester

Fall 2021

Instructors

Location

JGH 807

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Tuesday

Points

2

Section 001

School Year & Semester

Spring 2022

Instructors

Location

WJWH 103

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Tuesday

Points

2

Section 003

School Year & Semester

Spring 2022

Instructors

Location

WCW 1001

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Thursday

Points

2

Section 004

School Year & Semester

Spring 2022

Instructors

Location

JGH 546

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Thursday

Points

2
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