Corporate Financial Transactions

4 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 1999

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Robert F. Bruner

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Robert S. Harris

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Michael P. Dooley

Deceased

Paul G. Mahoney

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: October 1999

Abstract

Overview

This course is intended to provide a capstone experience in corporate finance for second-year MBA students, and for upper-level law students. Nicknamed "Doing Deals" by the students, the course consists of a series of simulations in which teams of students attempt to consummate corporate financial transactions such as a friendly bilateral merger, a reorganization in bankruptcy, and a hostile takeover. Grades are based on written documents and oral presentations prepared for the transactions, and on peer reviews and faculty observations of student contributions during negotiations. The interdisciplinary combination of law and business students on transaction teams emulates the real world, and challenges students in both schools to reach beyond their narrow disciplines to contribute effectively to the deal-doing process. Lawyers must focus on the needs of the clients. Business students must engage legal expertise to structure and consummate value creating transactions. Though challenging and time-intensive for the students, this course has been among the highest rated offerings at both schools since its inception.

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Suggested Citation

Bruner, Robert F. and Harris, Robert S. and Dooley, Michael Patrick and Mahoney, Paul G., Corporate Financial Transactions (October 1999). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=191068

Robert F. Bruner (Contact Author)

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States
434-924-3823 (Phone)
434-924-0714 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://faculty.darden.edu/brunerb/

Robert S. Harris

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States
434-924-4823 (Phone)
434-924-4859 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty/harris.htm

Michael Patrick Dooley

Deceased

N/A

Paul G. Mahoney

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States
434-924-7121 (Phone)
434-924-7536 (Fax)

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