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The objective of this course is to introduce students to Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and the requisite knowledge for the development and execution of corporate transactions particularly within equity capital markets. Typical transactions include Takeovers (and Schemes of Arrangement), Acquisitions, Divestments, Initial Public Offerings and Secondary Raisings. Each of these types of transactions will be addressed within the course. Students will utilise common corporate finance tools and knowledge as applied within the context of considering, developing and executing M&A transactions. Participants will apply insights and skills taken from previous courses in finance. The course includes negotiation within the context of M&A. Case studies are used extensively throughout the course – including the use of current or recent transactions involving ASX listed companies. The course is a mixture of lectures, class discussions, case studies and group exercises – all with an emphasis on the practical applications of corporate finance skills and knowledge within the context of M&A.