Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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: 24.03.2022 - 07.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Markku Maula, David Wunder

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

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


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV
    2023-2024 Spring IV

    Enrollment :

    Limited to max 20 students. Priority is given to students majoring in Strategy and Venturing, or Strategy.