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AFF5361 - Mergers, acquisitions and financial restructuring

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Professor Mohamed Ariff


Caulfield Summer semester A 2007 (On-campus)


This unit provides an introduction to corporate financial restructuring as a general subject on how corporations

  1. rehabilitate ailing firms and
  2. how an analyst evaluate shareholder value creation through mergers or financial restructuring of corporations. The skills in valuation analysis acquired in basic finance course will be enhanced by the development of several restructuring modeling ideas such as the ones for takeovers, spin-offs and equity carve-outs. Students also do a group project on restructuring, takeover and mergers using a listed firm: there is a special database of mergers and takeover firms, which the students will use for this purpose.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Project report of an applied capital market analysis: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%.

Contact hours

Intensive mode over about 12 days including weekends.


One of AFF5230, AFF5250, AFF5270, AFF9150, AFF9250, AFF9260, AFF9350, AFX9540, MBA9005.