The healthcare industry continues to consolidate and reorganize, while regulations and payment structures constantly evolve. In an industry that represents upwards of 20% of this country’s GDP, deals are abundant. This course will provide an analysis of how deals are done, with a focus on the design, financing, negotiation and documentation of transactions. The time before and after the deal will be considered. For example, students will be introduced to how M&A transactions are sourced, initiated and priced. Further, the post-transaction time period will be covered, including such issues as integration of the target and post-deal disputes. Woven into this exploration of mergers and acquisitions generally will be an overview of the unique characteristics of the healthcare industry. Many healthcare regulations—including fraud and abuse and Stark laws—directly impact the structure and execution of deals. Prerequisite: Corporations or Corporations and Business Entities. Pass/Fail.