Mergers & Aquisitions and Digital Assets Module

How to handle the issue presented by digital assets when dealing with a merger or acquisition

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Course Overview

This case specific module is designed to provide practitioners with guidance on what to do when digital assets form part of the consideration during a merger or acquisition.

During this session Ashley Moore and Mike Milner of K.Y.T Consulting will consider custody, counter-party risks, volatility, hedging options and how to maintain control.

Structured in the form of a slide presentation which viewers can move through at their own pace, each core module incorporates bite-size webinars of Ashley and Mike which recap and contextualise important information. 
    •  Digital Landscape
    •  Proof of Funds & Control
    •  Custody of Digital assets
    •  How to Value the Assets
    •  Volatility & Hedging

It is recommended that viewers first view the Blockchain Core Series, which provides an invaluable introduction to Blockchain technology and digital assets, however key aspects will be repeated in this module.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded slide presentation, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Gain a fundamental understanding of crypto-asset custody
  • • Understand how to ensure proof-of-funds are available in a digital wallet
  • • Be able to quickly and easily value any listed crypto-asset
  • • Understand how hedging crypto-assets via derivatives may reduce volatility during the deal process

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for commerical practitioners



About Instructor - KYT Consulting

Ashley Moore

Ashley has over 20 years' experience in the financial industry and is an active early stage investor and consultant to Technology and Digital Asset companies.

He ran trading desks for various broker-dealers in the UK and throughout Asia, including TP-ICAP, GFI Group and Cantor Fitzgerald, and has extensive knowledge of FX, Equity and Fixed Income derivatives.

As an investor at start-up rating company Oddup, based in Hong Kong, Ashley has been heavily involved in their expansion. Oddup now rate and value companies and STO projects in 34 cities across the globe and provides critical data to Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and large Investment Banks.

Mike Milner

Mike consulted to one of the UK’s first digital asset teams at a London based Asset Manager. He has also consulted to an array of London City Law firms, providing a road map to legal professionals regarding how to approach a case that contains a digital component.

He has assisted with capital raises for various Blockchain companies and consulted for Accountancy firms, providing context to the requirements of their client base with regards to digital assets.

Mike has assisted private clients with their digital portfolio requirements; guiding them through the set-up of safe custody, making their initial investments and liquidating their holdings.
He has also published academic literature in the international medical journal, “Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging”

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinar

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    26 Page


  • Quiz


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