M&A Finance Expert

Course Type: Online

The opportunities and risks of corporate buying and selling often coexist closely. Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Carve-outs are some of the biggest challenges that companies face. Depending on the size and structure of the transaction, an organization’s financial function is severely tested during the process.

To successfully manage an M&A process in all its forms, a range of skills and strengths must interlock. Starting from a high level of information and knowledge asymmetry between potential buyer and seller, opportunities and risks must be progressively uncovered, and any “poker” games and emotional challenges must be mastered.

In this course, you will learn over four engaging mornings how to keep a cool head in M&A processes and objectively guide or support complex, interdisciplinary, and emotionally charged M&A processes to success with the right methods and tools used in every M&A process.


Morning Sessions


via Microsoft Teams



Target Group

Managing Directors, Board Members, Executives, Financial Managers, Financiers, Private Equity Portfolio Managers, Management Consultants, Interim Managers


(excl. VAT)


“M&A Finance Expert” by International School of Management

Module 1 | M&A

  • Background of M&A
  • Requirements for the Financial Function
  • Process Prerequisites

Module 2 | Business Valuation

  • Overview of Valuation Methods
  • Multiple Method (detailed)
  • Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Method (detailed)
  • Case Study

Module 3 | Financial Due Diligence

  • Content and Structure of a FDD Report
  • Standard Analyses
  • Purchase Price Determination
  • Overview of Other Due Diligence Types and Interactions

Module 4 | Purchase Agreements

  • Share Purchase Agreements vs. Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Contract Structure and Content
  • Contract Negotiation

Your Benefit

  • You will learn all the tools and methods essential for M&A transactions.
  • You will be able to structure yourself objectively in the context of M&A transaction processes and know when to take which steps.
  • You will learn how to use hard and soft skills equally to achieve your goal as effectively and efficiently as possible.