Jos van Bommel, Ph.D., MBA, M.S., Adjunct Professor of Finance

German Castignani, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor SHU Luxembourg

Jos van Bommel is associate professor at the University of Luxembourg. He holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Eindhoven, an MBA from the IESE Business School, and a Ph.D. in Finance from INSEAD. His conducts empirical and theoretical research in various areas of corporate finance. He has completed several studies on IPOs, and is also interested in private equity, venture capital, and international finance. His research on market microstructure, banking and corporate governance has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Corporate Finance, and many other peer reviewed academic journals. Jos has taught corporate finance related courses to MBA students and executives, at a.o., Babson College, Oxford University, and Esade Business School.

Jos van Bommel is the Adjunct Professor of FN 662 Corporate Finance at Sacred Heart University Luxembourg.

FN 662 Corporate Finance (Applied Corporate Finance)

This course is designed to provide a practical application of corporate finance skills in analyzing a variety of corporate restructuring transactions such as Initial Public Offerings, Mergers and Acquisitions, Leveraged Buy-outs, Bankruptcy, and other complex financial restructuring transactions. We will explore the economic rationale and process of each transaction, and study the role of the decision makers, intermediaries and other stakeholders. The course is challenging, time-consuming, but also fun. Students will gather data, build and apply real life models used by consulting firms, investment banks, and corporate finance analysts. Apart from analyzing case studies, students will spend a considerable amount of time doing instead of seeing. As in real life, there will be considerable team work. Student-teams will gather and analyze data, construct reports, fairness opinions, and prospectuses, and deliver presentations to investors, managers, boards, and judges. Learning will take place via lectures, class discussions, and role-play exercises.