Welcome students of Mergers & Acquisitions at Binghamton University's School of Management!  The following links should contain most of the materials that we use in the course.  As mentioned during class, most files are password protected.  Also, do not assume that everything presented is included below -- the files in the links below will not have all the graphics used in class, nor will they have the anecdotal color.

While there are no set office hours for this class, please email either Professor Nesvold (pnesvold@silverlane.com) or the teaching assistant, Nate Oliver (noliver2@binghamton.edu) if you have questions, and we will make ourselves available outside of class.  Good luck!

Monday, August 28 -- Getting Started in M&A

Monday, September 4 -- No Class (Labor Day)

  • Be sure to submit your DJIA forcast as of December 1, 2017
  • Optional:  Send in your teammate request for your group project

Monday, September 11 -- Principles of Leveraged Buyouts

  • Class lecture
  • In-class assignment
  • Optional reading: Investment Banking, chapter 4 (on reserve in the library)

Monday, September 18 -- Fundamentals of Leveraged Finance

Monday, September 25 -- Principles of M&A Valuation

Monday, October 2 -- Fundamentals of M&A Structure

Monday, October 9 -- Mid-Term Exam (in class)

Monday, October 16 -- No Class (Fall Break)

Monday, October 23 -- Exiting the Investment and Measuring Success

Monday, October 30 -- ZipCar Analysis (Part I)

Monday, November 6 -- No Class (Faculty Scheduling Conflict)

Monday, November 13 -- ZipCar Analysis (Part II)

Monday, November 20 -- Special Issues in Public Company M&A

  • All group presentations much be submitted (no exceptions without grade penalties)

Monday, November 27 -- Group Presentations

  • Teams #1-4

Monday, December 4 -- Group Presentations

  • Teams #5-8

Wednesday, December 6 -- Group Presentations

  • Teams #9-10