Topics in Private Company Acquisitions (SC)

Section 1ZO, Fall 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 17/17
Credits: 1

Course Description

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.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): Due Date Only
Description: A take-home exam will be required. 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 completed via EXPO (by each student individually) no later than noon two weeks after the last class session. 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.
Final Exam Notes:

A take-home exam will be required. 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 completed via EXPO (by each student individually) no later than noon two weeks after the last class session. 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 Work

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 Notes: This class will meet entirely online. Class will take place synchronously via Zoom. Any additional remote learning details from the instructor will be posted to the course's Canvas page at a later date. Instructor's note: I plan to do synchronous lectures, with occasional prerecorded video clips from professionals on a particular topic. Attendance at all class sessions is required.

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

Schedule No.
120820157
Law No.
LAW7779
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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