As a finance professional dealing with mergers and acquisitions, you will be facilitating the process of purchase of one company by another or consolidation of companies into a single entity, right from inception to the final merger.
Mergers and acquisitions specialists research potential acquisitions to find those that are relevant and financially beneficial, conduct financial analysis of all data relevant to the potential merger, including a risk assessment of the target company’s current management and operational structure. They carry out structuring of the deal itself, including negotiation of an equitable agreement, employee contracts, financing and future liabilities and ensure integration of the target company after the merger itself has been executed.
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You may take any stream at +2 to make you eligible for bachelors studies but opting for Commerce stream would help you gain a strong base.
Taking BCom, BBM, BBA or BMS degrees is recommended for further studies in the field of Banking and Finance. Generally the duration of these courses are 3 years.
You may take an MBA (Banking & Finance) which is generally of 2 years duration in India. Specialisation in Mergers and Acquisitions is not generally available in India although it is available as an elective for MBA (Banking & Finance). Foreign universities provide MBA with specialisation in Mergers and Acquisitions.
Short term certificate courses in mergers and acquisitions are provided by reputed management institutes.
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Good communication skills are required for carrying out discussions regarding mergers and for presenting the findings and suggestions.
Interpersonal skills are essential for fruitfully utilising negotiation strategies for striking deals.
Working in this field requires a thorough understanding of accounts which calls for skill in working with numbers.
M & A professionals needs to have a good understanding of the factors that impact the industry. This requires good analytical research skills, awareness and foresightedness.
Good problem solving skills are essential while evaluating prospects of mergers, conducting risk analysis and finding suitable solutions.