Course Overview

Mergers and Acquisitions is a unique and immersive course that allows you to apply your knowledge from the Company Directors Course in the context of strategic business growth through acquisition. Upon completion you will be aware of the traps to successfully navigate your organisation through the process without unnecessary delays or costs.

Training DurationTotal Training Hours : 30 Hours
Training Duration : 1 Week
Total Training Days : 5 Working Days
Training SchedulesWeekdays (Sunday to Thursday)
Regular Sessions : 6 Hrs Per day (9am to 2pm or 3.00pm to 9.00 pm)
Food & refreshments Included

WeekEnds (Friday & Saturday)
Fast Track Sessions: 8 Hours per day (9am to 5pm)
Food & refreshments Included
Certifications:1) Certificate from Laurels Training Institute, Attested by Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA) government of Dubai, UAE

2) Certificate from American Institute of Professional Studies (AIPS) from USA (After 15 Days of course Completion which will couriered to the attendees office address)
Learning AidsYes
Course MaterialHard & Soft Copies of Study Material
Language of InstructionEnglish
Instructor HelplineYes
1. Email
2. Social Media (For Emergency requirements)
Registration Requirements1. Passport Copy
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Passport size photographs
4. Course Fee
Mode of Payment:Cash / Cheque / Credit Card / Bank Transfer.
Eligibility Criteria
(Who should attend this training)

Senior management

Business development directors

M&A team members in strategic planning, finance, legal or human resources


Course Benefits

Understand the motives, alternatives and the process of mergers and acquisitions

Use the tools available to evaluate a business

Give an overview of the corporate motives for mergers and acquisitions

Assess the practical issues involved in leveraged buyouts including the management of buyouts and buy-ins

Apply learnings from the Company Directors Course in the public unlisted M&A context

Prepare the board to undertake M&A activity

Practice the steps involved in preparing for an M&A

Clarify the directors’ role in strategy, risk and finance within the M&A context

Explore different decision making frameworks for boards in resolving complex business decisions

Course Contents / Outline

Strategy Formulation

Create competitive advantage through acquisition, merger, divestiture, or alliance

Determine attractiveness and fit of a candidate

Analyze the alternatives to M&A such as strategic alliances or joint ventures

Develop strategy for integration and restructuring

Develop an end-to-end process view of Corporate Development, Mergers and Acquisitions

Investment Decisions and Financing

Understand valuation models

Test your valuation assumptions

Estimate the cost of a merger or acquisition

Read stock market signals

Realize the advantages and disadvantages of cash or stock offers and their various combinations in structuring the deal

Structure acquisition financing

Tax Implications

Understand tax implications of various tax structures for both the buyer and seller

Understand how to structure transactions to maximize the seller's after-tax wealth and to minimize the buyer’s after-tax cost

Become familiar with various valuation implications of tax planning for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures

Post-Deal Integration

Develop a strategy for successful integration

How to manage post-merger integration with focus on shareholder value

Understand the decisions and processes that impact the new organization's strategy, structure, and culture


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