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Advanced Corporate Finance (SFI)


Frésard L.

Course director

Rigamonti S.

Course director


Il corso è tenuto in inglese

This course is offered within the Master in Finance program.

Course goals

This course is designed to introduce students to both the theory and application of fundamental valuation in various corporate contexts. The course builds upon and reinforces the theoretical and institutional framework presented in core courses. The course uses a mix of lectures and practical real-life cases.


Course contents

The course will cover and practice valuation-related concepts related to: 

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Restructurings
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • Leverage Buyouts (LBOs)
  • Security Issues
  • Large-scale investments
  • Early-stage finance (venture capital)


Arzac, E.R., Valuation for Mergers, Buyouts and Restructuring, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd edition, 2008.

Weston-Mitchell-Mulherin, Takeovers, Restructuring and Corporate Governance, Pearson-Prentice Hall, 4th edition, 2004, International edition.

Corporate Finance, plus MyFinanceLab with Pearson eText, Global Edition (Fourth Edition), Pearson 2016, ISBN13: 9781292163031