By completing this M&A Master Class you will be better prepared to

  • Validate the investment thesis and identify synergy opportunities

  • Identify risks to the value creation drivers and bias in the deal model

  • Improve your understanding of advanced diligence techniques


Diligence and risk identification methods

  • Commercial diligence: market, customer, competitor, etc.
  • Operational diligence: production, inventory, third parties, etc.
  • HR diligence: cultural and leadership assessments, benefit plans, etc.
  • Legal / Regulatory diligence: litigation, change in control limitations, etc.
  • Intellectual property, asset titling, ownership structures
  • Technology assessments, quality of code, etc.
  • Accounting positions and audit quality

Quality of earnings diligence

  • Sources of cash
  • Seasonality of cash flows
  • Operating cash flows
  • Non-operating cash flows
  • Recurring / non recurring revenues
  • AR, AP and inventory roll forward
  • Disbursements and cash sweeps

Advanced diligence techniques

  • FCPA diligence methods
  • Tax positions and risk allocation
  • Using market / customer surveys
  • Linking the diligence to the deal drivers
  • Applying diligence finding to the synergy model
  • Linking diligence to contingent consideration
  • Reverse due diligence


You will receive:

  • A tombstone for your desk
  • CLE and CPE credit
  • Course certification for LinkedIn


This M&A Master Class will run live online on
Friday April 29, 2022 from 10:00am - 4:30pm (CST)


M&A Negotiations | May 2022

This M&A Master Class focuses on negotiation best practices through faculty presentations, group discussions, and case studies.
Transaction Advisors Institute M&A Negotiations