Commercial Awareness
How a City deal works
Complexity Intermediate Duration 30 - 40 min
Throughout this module, commercial awareness expert, author and ex-lawyer Chris Stoakes gives you a detailed understanding of City transactions. In the following five lessons, he explains and breaks down each of the key players involved in a Merger & Acquisition deal to help develop your commercial awareness.
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Presenter
Chris Stoakes
Chris Stoakes
Author, Careers expert
Chris Stoakes writes books that help students and young professionals with their careers. His books on the financial markets, how business works and effective business writing help students prepare for interviews and young professionals to hit the ground running and impress their supervisors.
Chris Stoakes writes books that help students and young professionals with their careers. His books on the financial markets, how business works and effective business writing help students prepare for interviews and young professionals to hit the ground running and impress their supervisors.
Lessons in this module
2
1. Introduction and a typical City transaction
This lesson introduces you to a City deal, Mergers & Acquisitions. Bidder and target are two key terms that are used to explain this type of transaction and throughout this lesson Chris will explain these terms and players fully, to develop your knowledge of a M&A deal. Click the video to get started with this lesson.
6 - 7 minutes
2
2. Banks
The first players involved with a Merger & Acquisition, are banks. Did you know there were different types of banks involved in a M&A deal? Keep watching to find out how and why different banks are involved with this City transaction.
4 - 5 minutes
2
3. Advisers
Advisers include anyone from accountants to PR agencies. Each of these advisers play a very different role but all are important. Lesson three will take you through the five key advisers involved in an M&A deal.
5 - 6 minutes
2
4. Institutional Shareholders
Chris breaks down the three key shareholders involved: insurance companies, pension funds and fund managers. This lesson will develop your understanding of their role and why these players would be interested in an M&A deal.
4 - 5 minutes
2
5. Other parties involved and final thoughts
There are three more players involved in a M&A deal, of which Chris gives a bitesize overview of how they're involved, before concluding this comprehensive module on how a City deal works.
2 - 3 minutes
3
6. City Deals quiz
Complete the following quiz to put into practice your learning from the How A City Deal Works module - good luck!
5 - 10 minutes
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