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Spring 2014
5230 Mergers & Acquisitions - RAGAZZO- 23273

Professor(s): Robert Ragazzo (FACULTY)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 1:00p-3:00p  MLocation: BLB-3 

Course Outline: Mergers and Acquisitions: This course considers the economic and legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions. The course is roughly divided into three parts. The first part considers the problem of mergers and acquisitions through the lens of modern economic theory. This portion of the course addresses the value that business combinations create for society and asks why acquirers typically pay substantial premiums to purchase established companies. The second part of the course addresses the legal rules applicable to takeover defense and asks whether the law is a fair reflection of the economic conclusions drawn from the first part of the course. The third part of the course considers the federal securities laws applicable to mergers and acquisitions, principally Sections 13 and 14 of the Securities Exchange Act.

Prerequisite: The students must have taken or be simultaneously taking Business Organizations.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   

Prerequisites: Yes  Prerequisite: The students must have taken or be simultaneously taking Business Organizations.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 04/30 2-4pm  209 BLB    

This course will have:
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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement: No