Energy Businesses and Private Company Acquisitions (SC)

Section 1, Fall 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 10/15
Credits: 1

Course Description

Understanding how to buy and sell private companies is the gateway drug to the world of Mergers and Acquisitions. A basic familiarity with the business involved and the transaction will greatly improve your effectiveness as a buyer or seller (or as the counsel for a buyer or seller). This course will quickly review the energy industry to learn how transactions in the various sectors of that industry may differ and then the class will use transaction documents to provide a greater level of understanding for the purchase and sale of private companies. The class will focus on developing real world skills for the mergers and acquisitions practitioner. This class should be helpful to lawyers, lenders or owners.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: A take-home exam will be distributed by the instructor. Students will be on their honor to use only the amount of time stated on the exam to draft their exam answer(s), and to upload to EXPO thereafter. The exam answers will be due to EXPO no later than noon two weeks after the last class meeting.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Corporations (6103) OR Corporations (Law & Business) (6109)) Also, Federal Income Tax, Accounting/Finance, or Administrative law would be helpful, but not required. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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