Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) 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.
Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

The course is tailored to experienced directors and aspiring directors whose organisations are preparing for an acquisition or contemplating a merger.

Participants must be graduates of the Company Directors Course or International Company Directors Course. It is preferable but not mandatory for participants to have successfully completed the assessment of the Company Directors Course.

Suitable for:

  • Alumni of the Company Directors Course (mandatory requirement)
  • New and existing directors
  • Those seeking a directorship in the next two years
  • Directors and/or business owners planning to strategically grow their company
Course learnings

What will you learn?

Upon completing this course, you will have the confidence and tools to make efficient decisions and resolve issues relating to the launch of an M&A strategy for your organisation.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Apply learnings from the Company Directors Course in the public unlisted context
  2. Prepare the board to undertake M&A activity
  3. Practice the steps involved in preparing for an M&A
  4. Clarify the directors’ role in strategy, risk and finance within the M&A context
  5. Explore different decision making frameworks for boards in resolving complex business decisions
Course expectations

What can you expect?

The course focuses on achieving the optimum learning environment through the majority of the day being experienced through an in-depth and engaging case study.

This course is a full day course. Participants will be allocated to a board group before the course and will spend the majority of the day working with their board on the activities of a fictional company contemplating an acquisition and the merger beyond this deal.

A facilitator will lead the discussion at the start and end of the day, as well as provide expert guidance and support throughout the day.

Participants are expected to have pre-read the course materials and case study prior to attending the course.

Customised courses for your board or organisation

Our In-House service can work with you to build tailored development solutions that meet the unique needs of your board or organisation.

Why learn with us?

When you're at the top of your game you need the best.

The content

Our programs and courses are designed by expert educators with the input of experienced directors and subject matter experts. The contemporary content is updated annually and includes case studies and real-life examples to ensure relevancy for today's and tomorrow's directors.

The facilitators

With our rigorous selection criteria, we recruit facilitators boasting extensive real-world director experience and the ability to create an interactive and unique learning environment.

The participants

You'll spend time connecting with, learning from, and sharing experiences with, a broad range of high-calibre senior executives and directors who are passionate about improving performance.

The recognition

We offer highly-regarded and established governance and directorship programs. By participating, you are demonstrating your commitment to good governance practice, and have the opportunity to earn post nominals that associate you with Australia's leading organisation for directors and are recognised by the wider director community.

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