Professor Jens Martin Master in International Finance M&A, Restructuring and Corporate Governance Fall 2011 Course Subject and Goal The objective of the course is to achieve a rigorous working knowledge of key issues in Corporate Finance. We will cover topics such as mergers & acquisitions, Private Equity, equity offerings as well as behavioral finance. The course offers a rich blend of lectures, readings, exercises and cases. For all relevant topics we will study the state of the art methodology as well as look at it from a practitioner’s perspective. In addition, trends in international and emerging markets will be highlighted through the use of cases and readings. This will enable the students to acquire a sound theoretical framework as well as understand how these theories are implemented in the real business world. Grading: Cases: Assignments Final Exam: Class participation: 25% 20% 50% 5%
Materials: Textbook: Berk/DeMarzo (2010): Corporate Finance. Global Edition 2e, Pearson Education. Recommended for in depth reading: Copeland, Weston & Shastri, Financial Theory and Corporate Policy, Addison Wesley Cases will be available via the MIF Office or blackboard Lectures notes, a collection of recent news articles highlighting recent issues of each topic to be covered and other material: http://blackboard.ic.uva.nl Exercises and assignments are to be solved on http://www.myfinancelab.com/. Exercises have to be solved within 7 days after each class. MyFinancelab.com Course ID is XL0S-E1L4-401Z-40F2
Contact Details: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: after class or by appointment
(Readings denoted with a * are not mandatory)
Week 1: Readings:
Financing Long-Term Financing: Equity Offerings Textbook: BD, Chapter 23 *Rock, K., 1986, Why new issues are underpriced, Journal of Financial Economics Brau, James C., and Stanley E. Fawcett, 2006, Initial Public Offerings: An analysis of theory and practice, The Journal of Finance 61,...