Silicon Valley Business School

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are significant transactions in the high-technology sector. In this module, students gain an understanding of how company acquisitions are engineered, the transactions are negotiated and structured. The benefits and costs of an acquisition are discussed and contrasted with other forms of exit for company founders.

Free Course Sections
Below you have free access to some of the learning materials in each section of this course. These are provided for you to educate yourself on the course content. If you want to gain a good understanding, we recommend you watch each video and read all the materials in each section before moving along to the next section.

M&A: The Merger & Acquisition Process
M&A: How Mergers and Acquisitions are Structured
M&A: Making the Decision to Sell a Company
M&A: Acquiring a Company
M&A: Alternative Routes and Exits for Startup Ventures
M&A: Avoiding Unintentional Poison Pills
M&A: Valuation for M&A Transactions
M&A: Case Study of a High-Tech M&A Exit
M&A: The Broker/Intermediary
M&A: Patent Asset Sale
M&A: Private Equity Acquirers
M&A: Due Diligence in M&A Transactions
M&A: Escrow
M&A: Hostile Takeovers
Certificate Course
The Certificate Course covers the same material, but tracks your progress and tests you in each section. Once you have passed all the quizzes in the Certificate Course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

See Certificate Course