Topics in Private Company Acquisitions (SC)
Section 1, Fall 22
Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions of private companies are very different from public company transactions. This course explores the structuring and negotiating of private deals by strategic (another company) and financial (private equity) purchasers through detailed discussion of and exercises focused on actual transactions. The goal is to give students exposure to and experience editing/negotiating documents for each stage of an acquisition. Active class discussions will limit the amount of homework required to reach the teaching objectives for the course. So please be prepared to participate in class
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Students will receive the exam in class, an acquisition agreement to revise. Students may work in small groups or individually on this project and it must be uploaded via EXPO (by each student individually) no later than noon on Nov. 17th. Most students will complete the majority of the work on it during the weeks of the class as we discuss the various aspects of such agreements.
Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will complete homework assignments to be submitted directly to the professor.
Other Course Details
Prerequisites: It is helpful, but not required, for students to have had exposure to what corporations are through prior courses such as Corporations, Securities Regulation, Income Tax, or Partnership Tax. Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: Attendance at all class sessions is required, and active participation is expected.
*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No
*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.
**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Business Organization And Finance
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, October 27, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Saturday, November 05, 11:59 PM