Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course students will have an understanding and be able to negotiate on the key legal issues of venture capital transactions and M&A's such as analyzing term-sheets, formulating and drafting the representations and warranties, investment agreements, convertible loan agreements, merger agreements, purchase agreements and their derivatives.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 04.03.2021 - 08.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Markku Maula

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Markku Maula

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Introduction to current practice of legal structuring related to venture capital investments as well as mergers and acquisitions through lectures and real life cases that are solved in small groups and presented and discussed during seminar sessions.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    There will be no written examination in this course. The course evaluation will be based on individual participation and contribution and three group assignments.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    2 ECTS = 2 x 27h 54 h (Contact hours: 9h, Independent and group work: 45h)


Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Replaces the course TU-91.2022 and TU-91.2036

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    TU-E4030 Entrepreneurial Finance/TU-E4031 Startup Finance and TU-E1131 Financial Modeling in Strategy and Venturing recommended

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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