M&A and finance transactions are the bread-and-butter of corporate lawyers. Successful M&A and finance lawyers can make difficult transactions happen smoothly, are paid handsomely and are part of news-making deals.
What about M&A and finance transactions creates so much value for clients? Well, M&A and institutional finance (from banks, NBFCs and investors) are some of the key methods of business expansion. Businesses are willing to pay lawyers well for legal work that enables them to expand commercially.
How can you be sought out as a professional who provides that kind of value to your clients?
This course will help enable you to understand different methods to accomplish an M&A transaction, strategically select an optimal method as per the situation, execute it and handle issues on the way. You will be comfortable with amalgamations, takeovers, slump sales, leveraged acquisitions, de-mergers and delisting. You will be able to handle cross-border aspects of M&A transactions, FDI and inbound investments. You will be clear with technical terms around securities law - convertible notes, OCDs, CCDs, OCDs, CCPS, OCPS, etc. Moreover, tax, employment and regulatory issues are also addressed, so that you have a comprehensive view of M&A deals.
A similar approach is followed with respect to institutional finance transactions (loans, syndicate loans and other credit facilities), which are critical for raising debt to run and expand business operations. The course has significant focus on security documentation as well (share pledges, guarantees, mortgage deed, hypothecation and non-disposal undertakings), since high value loans are often given only upon obtaining adequate security.
You will also have access to sample drafts and templates of these documents and screencasts providing clause-by-clause explanations. This adds clarity to what real-life transaction documents look like and how they are drafted.
A huge part of your work to execute transactions comprises of undertaking a due diligence exercise, which requires you to have a much wider set of skills, apart from knowledge of M&A and financial laws. This course enables you to develop your expertise through the different stages of due diligence and provides step-by-step training in conducting a due diligence exercise and writing a due diligence report.
To sum it up, the course will enable you to:
- Articulate the commercial logic intent of your client when he or she is contemplating a transaction and identify a suitable way forward
- Conceptualize and implement variations if the deal structure or negotiations change
- Ensure procedural requirements and stakeholder alignment necessary as per law is obtained
- Develop yourself in deal structuring, execution, and implementation of M&A and institutional finance transactions.
In other words, when faced with a real life situation, you will be able to steer the deal like an expert.