Provide necessary preparation for students to develop expertise on M&A or related transactions in a particular industry or business sector of interest.
Along the way students will further develop writing, analytical/computational, and database skills. An important part of the course is two group projects designed to develop students’ abilities and skills to discover and innovate. In the first project, students propose a merger involving two actual companies, one of which must be a company operating in Hong Kong or mainland China. In the second project, students analyze a recent merger or restructuring transaction involving a company in Hong Kong or China. These projects are designed to provide an opportunity for students to: a) apply all tools that they have learned in this course and b) learn the data available to investors for analyzing companies.