The M&A Leadership Council is committed to providing M&A industry professionals the training they need to advance their careers and to address day-to-day deal activities with industry leaders and key subject matter experts via classroom-led sessions. Our professionals contribute their strategic insight and long history of deal experience through hands-on training for M&A professionals in convenient locations at resort locales across the U.S.
The foundation for the training curriculum is the "Art of M&A" publications co-authored by our Advisory Board member, Alex Lajoux. Training is consistently kept up to date and relevant to rapidly changing industry conditions. Content is provided by key contributors from the Advisory Board members and Partners.
The Art of M&A Integration Workshop
This 3-day workshop is a unique opportunity for executives to work with the best companies and most seasoned practitioners in the M&A arena…. all speaking with one voice. This session is about best practices, tools and techniques you can use right now. More people have attended this workshop in the last 3 years than any other and rated it a 9 out of 10 for content, presentation and tools. The workshop focuses the best practices for each element of the Integration life cycle (Pre-announce, Pre-close and Post-close) with the uniqueness of multiple organizational expertise threaded into one jam-packed event. Learn to transition effectively from the DMO (Diligence Management Office) to the IMO (Integration Management Office) and launch into the integration with full confidence of success. Nuance processes and tools are shared with the attendees to establish the framework for better integration planning and flawless implementation.
The Art of M&A Due Diligence Workshop
A training session offering insights gathered over hundreds of due diligence projects, it explores the investigation of potential acquisition targets with an eye toward red flags, risks, and opportunities that could impact the deal. Analyzing your target in the right way as part of the due diligence process can help detect problems that may confirm this is the right decision, or warrant caution, renegotiation, structural considerations, or even walking away. During this 2-day workshop, learn how to open and operate the DMO (Diligence Management Office); go beyond the numbers with effective operations diligence, and master more effectively how to prepare the bridge to integration.
The Art of M&A for IT Workshop
All the aspects, issues and priorities of planning and managing the IT integration activities within the context of the overall business integration become a fascinating deep dive in this 2-day session. It is geared toward those individuals within the organization, IT professionals and others, who want to build their knowledge and expertise in effective IT integration. This session will be led by M&A specialists with a depth of practical experiences and proven expertise. The focus will be to share best practices, proven tools and approaches, in a highly interactive environment supported by case studies and success stories.
The Art of International M&A Workshop
What challenges face a company seeking cross border acquisitions? How to avoid common pitfalls in international deal-making? Beyond the legal restrictions, what are the human capital considerations for making successful cross border deals? The answers to these and many more questions are addressed in this 2-day event, a unique opportunity for executives responsible for deal-making, due diligence and integration. Workshop leaders have combined experience in hundreds of successful cross border acquisitions and integrations, and are laser focused on the legal, regulatory and human capital requirements for success.