Structuring Venture Capital and Private Equity Transactions

ECON513

Design and implementation of corporate merger and acquisition transactions, including acquisitions of stock and assets of non-public corporations and acquisitions of publicly-held corporations in negotiated and hostile transactions. Covers federal securities law and state corporate law issues, including important forms of private ordering, such as poison pills, lock-ups, earn outs and the allocation of risks by the acquisition agreement. Relevant accounting, tax and antitrust issues and various regulatory considerations will also be covered. Pre-requisites: ECON174, and either ECON372 or ECON373. One course / 3 units.