M&A Modules - The Complete Guide

Kapso has an easy to grasp collection of Mergers and Acquisition Module with in-depth coverage and understanding. The Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) process has many steps and can often take anywhere from 6 months to several years to complete. In this guide, we'll outline the various steps involved in a Merger and Acquisition, various rules and regulation, the impact of MnA and much more. It is completely open and FREE to access

M&A Modules


1. Introduction to M&A

6 chapters
The combination of one or more corporations, or other business entities into a single business entity; the joining of two or more companies to achieve greater efficiencies of scale and productivity.

2. M&A: The Good and the Bad

6 chapters
In simple terms, a merger happens when two existing companies voluntarily come together to form a single entity. Usually the companies that decide to merge are of equal size.

3. Steps involved in M&A

9 chapters
The merger and acquisition process can be either lengthy or short. Sometimes, the deal involving two large companies with global presence take years to reach a closure.

4. Valuation methods used in M&A

7 chapters
The book value of a firm is based on the balance sheet value of owners equity or in other words Assets minus liabilities.

5. Due Diligence

5 chapters
In the context of mergers & acquisitions, due diligence is the process of auditing/evaluating a potential target company by getting its financial, legal...

6. Bid Tactics

5 chapters
An immediate critical decision has to be made about the absolute maximum price to be paid for the acquisition at the start of the takeover process.

7. Tax Implications

8 chapters
Whether it is about selling a business, buying a business or merging of two or more businesses, there are a number of legal and tax issues...

8. M&A Regulations in India

8 chapters
Section 390 to 395 of Companies Act, 1956 deal with arrangements, amalgamations, mergers and the procedure to be followed for getting the arrangement,...

9. Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions

5 chapters
Just as mergers and acquisitions may be fruitful in some cases, the impact of mergers and acquisitions on various sectors of the company differs.

10. Challenges with Mergers and Acquisitions

5 chapters
It's no secret that mergers tend to fail. According to a KPMG study eighty-three percent of mergers do not boost shareholder return.