Vskills Certified Merger and Acquisition Analyst Vskills

Course details

Vskills certification in Merger and Acquisitions provides a brief overview of the techniques and practice involved in the process of merger and acquisitions. The purpose of the certification is to bring about an understanding of how mergers and acquisitions work. The certification asses the candidates on the basis of the rationale to select acquisition targets, valuation and capability to handle complex process such as identifying acquisition strategies, closing the deal and thinking through integration issues etc. Practicing mergers and acquisitions requires a strong proficiency in accounting, finance and business acumen.

Why should one take this certification?
The certification exam helps working professionals in improving skills and getting better equipped for the job or for the purpose of proving the employer that you posses the skills required to perform the task. The certification helps build your CV and acts as an additional qualification that significantly improves your chances of getting the desired role.

Who will benefit from taking this certification?
Job seekers looking to find employment in the field of M&A of various companies, students generally wanting to improve their skill set and make their CV stronger and existing employees looking for a better role by proving their employers the value of their skills through this certification.

Companies that hire Vskills Merger and Acquisition Analyst
Vskills Certified Merger and Acquisition Analyst might find employment in all kind of companies, big or small, playing important roles in providing strategic and operational guidance. The certified candidates may get hired as consultants to companies or investment banks to acts as intermediary to broker a deal or serve as an advisor either to the acquirer or the target company, and may also help in financing a deal.

Table of Contents

Introduction to M & A
  • Understanding Key terms
  • Motivation behind M&A
  • Fundamental of M&A
  • Types of M&A Deals
  • Stages in M&A
  • Challenges of M&A deals
Seller’s perspective
  • Selling Process and Decision Path
  • Preparing for sale
  • Preparation mistakes
  • Understanding seller’s objective
  • Post closing plans
Buyer’s perspective
  • Building the team
  • Designing acquisition plan
  • Approaching for sale
  • Dealing with the seller
Corporate Restructuring
  • Meaning and Scope of restructuring
  • Modes of corporate restructuring
  • Planning, formulation and execution of corporate restructuring strategies
Management Process
  • Risk Management
  • Assumption Management
  • Dependency Management
  • Quality Management
  • Cost Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Communications Management
  • Issue Management
Legal Regulations
  • Companies Act, 1956
  • Competition Act, 2002
  • Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999
  • SEBI Takeover Code, 1994
  • Indian Income Tax Act, 1961
  • SEBI (Buy-back of Securities) Regulations, 1998
  • SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 1997
  • SEBI (Delisting of Securities) Guidelines, 2003
Cross Border mergers and acquisition
  • Trends and Pattern
  • Reasons for Cross border deals
  • Intensity of cross border deals
  • Value involvement and route of acquisition
  • Inbound and Outbound Cross Border M&A
Corporate demerger and reverse merger
  • Concept and modes of demerger
  • Demerger and voluntary winding up
  • Procedural aspects of reverse merger
  • Tax aspects and relief’s policies
Due diligence
  • Process and organization for due diligence
  • Types of Due diligence
Pricing and Valuation
  • Key concepts of pricing
  • Valuation overview
  • Factors influencing valuation
  • Methods of valuation
  • Challenges in valuation
Funding Mergers and Takeovers
  • Financial alternatives
  • Funding through financial instruments
  • Funding through Financial institutions
Negotiation and Bidding
  • Takeover strategies
  • Styles of negotiation
  • Negotiation Process
  • Resistance strategies
Post Merger Integration
  • Change Management
  • Integration Planning
  • Integration Success
Post-Acquisition Review
  • Team Review
  • Post-deal audits
  • Role of advisors
Post closing issue
  • Staffing issues
  • Corporate culture
  • Corporate Identity
  • Postmerger key lessons
Updated on 31 January, 2019

About Vskills

Vskills is the largest certification body of India. It conducts skills testing and certification exam to improve employability. Candidates use Vskills Certifications, which are well recognized in the Industry, as certification of skills and knowledge.
Companies have benefitted by hiring pre-certified candidates from Vskills and also use the certifications for their in house employee appraisals. The certification body is affiliated to various organizations and is managed professionally by IIM Alumni.

Tests are conducted in a secure and unbiased manner, and certificates are awarded based on merit of the candidates who qualify tests.

Vskills certifications are for relevant qualifications that help students/employees quantify and prove those skills that are valued by the employer and are in great demand.

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