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The objective of this program is to provide knowledge, and detailed understanding of managing the Mergers & Acquisitions transactions.

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 The objective of this program is to provide knowledge, and detailed understanding of managing the Mergers & Acquisitions transactions followed in the industry. This course will help participants to improve their knowledge and develop their professional skills required in the M&A career or dealing with M&A transaction in their companies.


The Course curriculum includes a detailed understanding of the M&A process, identification, analysis of investment, modeling, due diligence, structuring, negotiation and post-integration processes from the seller as well as buyer perspectives.Upon completion of this course, participants will have a clear understanding of the critical processes, challenges and issues faced in the industry as well as be able to differentiate between various transaction structures, their implications and provide an explanation on how to analyze and negotiate and close the M&A transactions.A case study discussion included in this program detailing the complete process of M&A investments which will provide participants with more significant and valuable knowledge that will be useful in their business and profession.

Who should attend                            

All individuals who want to improve their knowledge and further develop their professional skills in the private equity space

  • Professionals who are seeking a career in M&A
  • CEOs, head of business units, departments and decision-making personnel - who want to deal or currently dealing with private equity firms
  • Middle to senior managers from any industry
  • Analysts/ investment bankers/ professionals planning to do M&A
  • Candidates who wish to set up M&A business


Non-theoretical methodology which includes live teaching, interactive discussions, case studies, and assignments to understand the concepts and their applicability. As a policy, we limit the class size so that we can provide attention to each participant and ensure their objective is achieved.

We request you to have our laptop with Microsoft Excel installed for this training.


Once you register, we will send you the online training information with the links to log in for the training. This course will be conducted by an experienced training consultant having more than 15 years of industry experience with some of the world’s leading financial institutions, specializing in corporate finance, investment banking, and private equity.

Course Content

Module – 1


  • Introduction
  • What constitutes M&A?
  • How M&A is different from Strategic Alliance
  • Summary of M&A processes -identification, due diligence and acquisition, documentation, Integration

Module – 2

Various Types of M&A and Strategic Reason for M&A

  • Why do companies M&A?
  • Strategic and Tactical Reasons for doing M&A
  • Various Types of M&A
  • Pitfalls and advantages for these Strategic decisions

Module – 3

Success Factor and Parties involved in M&A Transactions

  • Key Parties Involved
  • Pre-requisites to an M&A
  • Critical Success Factors and pitfalls to avoid

Module – 4

Key Process involved in M&A

  • Steps by Step Approach in M&A
  • Why analyze the Industry?
  • How to identify the target companies and approach
  • Various Criteria to be applied to the Target

Module – 5

How to create a comprehensive model and analysis for M&A Transactions

  • Build and Critical combined statements
  • How to integrate the data of two companies and build the synergies the combined entity
  • Financial Analysis and Effects of M&A
  • Calculation of Purchase Price Consideration and Goodwill
  • Sources and Uses of Fund
  • Shareholding and its impact due to dilution of shares

Module – 6

Calculation and Analysis of EPS Accretion/Dilution

  • Detailed EPS calculations, including the pitfalls to avoid
  • EPS Accretion/Dilution calculation and analysis
  • Analysis – Combined financial statement
  • Analysis of Shares, convertibles,preference shares outstanding of the combined entity
  • Exchange ratio calculation
  • EPS Accretion/Dilution Analysis

Module – 7

Valuation Model applied in M&A Transaction Valuation

  • Valuation Methods and adjustment of various premiums and discounts
  • Discounted Cash Flow Adjusting for Synergies
  • Types of Sensitivity Analysis in the M&A valuation
  • 1-D Sensitivity Analysis
  • 2-D Sensitivity Analysis
  • One Stage vs Multi-Stage Models

Module – 8

Managing Comparable Companies Analysis

  • Process of valuation based on comparative multiples - Compilation, adjustments, and rationalization
  • Characteristics of Multiples
  • Comparable Companies Analysis Pros and Cons
  • Enterprise value multiples - Equity value multiples
  • Key issues and pitfalls
  • Application of control or leadership premium, synergies, cash flows, illiquidity and minority discounts, etc

Module - 9

How to analyze the company using Precedent Transactions Method

  • Key Challenges applying Precedent Transaction Method
  • Precedent Transactions Analysis vs Trading Comps
  • Pros and Cons
  • Process/Steps of valuation based Precedent Transactions Analysis
  • Critical adjustments in the compilation and analyzing precedent transactions

Module – 10 How to identify and analyze the Synergies in M&A

  • Various types and their impact
  • Cost Synergies
  • Revenue Synergies
  • Critical Success Factors and pitfalls to avoid

Module – 11 Due Diligence

  • Why do Due Diligence?
  • Various types of Due-diligence
  • How to prepare a company for due diligence
  • Creating a due diligence plan in line with the rationale
  • Balancing the role of internal and external service providers
  • How to resolve post due to diligence observations

Module – 12 Deal Structuring and Negotiation and Closure

  • Keys terms and their impact on M&A business-
  • How to negotiate effective terms sheets
  • Key points to focus while negotiating SPA/SHA
  • Key Structure used in M&A Transactions

Module – 13 Post-Merger Integration

  • Why do M&A deals fail?
  • Risks and its mitigation in M&A
  • Key issues like Attrition, KMPs Retention Mechanism etc
  • Financial Implications of Firing KMPs
  • Management of hierarchical differences and cultural differences


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Riverstone Training is a leading provider of financial training programs to professionals from diverse backgrounds in the financial industry. As a specialized training company, Riverstone aims to bridge the gap between technical skills required by companies and the available talent by offering practical and work-oriented training courses in the field of finance.

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