Mergers & Acquisitions Masterclass Training Course

How to Safely Wade Through the Minefield of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Transactions

Mergers & Acquisitions Masterclass: How to Structure M&A Transactions Training Course

This training course teaches how to structure mergers and acquisitions transactions.

How to Safely Wade Through the Minefield of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Transactions

Mergers and Acquisitions Masterclass Course Objectives:
This course is designed for you if you need to understand the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) market and how transactions are structured.

Here’s how you benefit from this course:

  • Underlying corporate finance issues are explained so you understand the core issues in a transaction
  • The M&A process for both public and private transactions are explained so you will know how to handle both types of M&A situations
  • The reasons why most deals fail and only some are successful are laid out so you can learn from others past mistakes and prevent you from making the same mistakes
  • You are given M&A strategies that help you handle a successful deal
  • Issues such as the procedures, due diligence issues and a thorough evaluation of the technical and matrix driven decision trees one has to work through when dealing with potential transactions are explained so you know what to expect in a deal every step of the way
  • You will understand the rationale of M&A compared with organic growth or joint ventures so you can determine if an M&A deal is right for you
  • Be aware of the critical importance of synergies so you can evaluate whether the deal will add value
  • Discover how due diligence should be carried out to minimise problems
  • Discover alternatives for structuring and financing transactions so you give yourself more choices
  • Understand the process of buying/selling a private company so you don’t end up on the short end of the deal
  • Develop a financial model to evaluate opportunities so you have a tool you can always use to help you make better decisions

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...we have good materials to take away and review. I now know more than what I knew before I came to the course which was my overall goal.

Paul Fouracre

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  • Session 1: Rationale for Corporate Growth by Take-overs
  • Session 2: The Rationale for Specific Transactions: Synergies & Benefits
  • Session 3: Due Diligence: Friendly and Hostile Deals
  • Session 4: Planning for M&A


  • Session 1: Structuring Transactions: Shares or assets?
  • Session 2: Structuring Transactions: Valuing & Financing the Transaction?
  • Session 3: Post-merger integration
  • How Does the Integration Process Affect Value Creation?
  • Post-merger integration: lessons to be learned
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Public Company Take-overs
  • Session 4: Public Offers: the Rules
  • Session 5: Public Offers: the Timetables


  • Session 1: Public Offers: Bidder Strategies & Tactics (recommended and hostile bids)
  • Session 2: Public Offers: Target Strategies & Tactics (hostile bids)
  • Session 3: Public Offers: Both Sides’ Strategies & Tactics (hostile bids)
  • Session 4, 5 & 6: Private Transactions: Setting the Scene
  • Key aspects (acquisition versus disposing)
  • Private Transactions: the 4 Key Stages (sell-side)
  • Session 7: Private Transactions: the documentation

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18 Seats Only

Only 18 seats available per session so you get more personal attention.

Reference Package

You also receive a Course Reference Kit to take away for future reference. (Value of $200.00)

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Certificate of Completion

After completing the training, you receive an Ethan Hathaway gold-embossed certificate of completion to mark your achievement.

Available for In-House Training

There are currently no scheduled public sessions for this training, however, it is available as an in-house training.

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