On Thursday June 28th, Anglo-American University’s School of Business Administration was excited to host Mrs. Katerina Kalinova, CFA who presented her topics: “Mergers and Acquisitions in Practice”.

About the lecturer: Mrs. Katerina Kalinová has 16 years of business experience in mergers and acquisitions. She worked in the Vienna based investment company EPIC, where she focused mainly on the energy and telecommunication sector. She was part of the M&A advisory team aimed at research, contacting potential buyers/sellers, company valuation, information memorandum preparation, selection procedure, management of due diligence and closing procedures. She also participated in the asset management team. She served clients like EdF, RWE, E.ON, City of Prague, Budvar, Stavostroj and Kablo Vrchlabí. Currently, she is primarily teaching in the English speaking programs of selected universities.

About the topic: The M&A process can take years from deal initiation to closing. The lecture introduced the fundamental concepts in M&As, including the motivations of firms for undergoing takeovers from the buyer and the seller perspectives, as well as key steps taken in typical takeover processes. The final part explored different types of valuation methods used by M&A professionals in M&As.

During the course of the lecture the topic initiated an extensive debate. In the following Q&A session, Mrs. Kalinova answered related questions and provided daily examples for the attendees.


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