What you'll learn

  • Enabling growth through an effective M&A process
  • Understanding valuation considerations
  • Managing the complexities of negotiation
  • Examining, structuring and optimizing finance impacts
  • Achieving strategic clarity
  • Structuring post-merger management

Course description

Across the globe, mergers and acquisitions are reshaping the corporate and competitive landscape. To help companies gain a strategic advantage and expand market share, this M&A program takes you inside the process—from strategy and valuation to execution and post-merger management. Whether your company is private or public, or looking to buy or to sell, you will emerge from this live online program with new ability to broker powerful deals and create shareholder value.

You will also discuss how to structure M&A deals in the COVID environment, where contingency-planning is critical and risks need to be carefully allocated between the parties. Special emphasis will be given to managing future M&A deals in a post-COVID world.

This mergers and acquisitions program provides a holistic view of the M&A process—from front-end target selection and search processes to approach strategies and execution to post-merger integration and management. Your rich learning experience will include faculty presentations, global case studies, valuation exercises, negotiation simulations, small group projects, and dynamic discussions.

In the process, you will delve into the challenges and opportunities presented by hedge fund activism, hostile takeovers, cross-border deals, corporate inversions, earn-outs, spin-offs, restructurings, and corporate governance. You also will examine different strategic approaches suited to private versus public companies in developed, emerging, and distressed economies.

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Business School

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