The Institute can also deliver the M&A Academy on a private basis for your corporate development team

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Member Reviews | M&A Academy

"Enjoyed bringing my team together to learn about M&A in a more structured environment, with other professionals from other companies/industries (vs. mostly by just doing deals!). It helped to complement the existing deal experience the team had."
Corporate Development - Senior Deal Lead at Block

"As someone who has some experience in M&A, the M&A Academy was a great class for both beginners and experienced practitioners alike. The engaging and active style made it easy to forget you were in a classroom for a day and a half."
Senior Director, Corporate Strategy at Tyson Foods

"The M&A Academy really taught me how to best translate my company's broader objectives into a cohesive M&A strategy. I've already put material from this M&A course into practice at my company.”
Corporate Development Director at Akamai Technologies

“Engaging context with practical, real life experiences to help the M&A 'boots on the ground' practitioner.”
Director, Corporate M&A at DuPont

The M&A Academy is a great way to get up to speed with how corporate development professionals outside your company think and to learn about best practices."
M&A Integration Manager at Google

"Professor Morrissette's instruction and discussion leading were engaging and informed by a wealth of practical and theoretical knowledge. Nearly as valuable were the perspectives and experiences shared by my fellow practitioners taking the class. It was very helpful to check our approach and process against established thinking and the real-life practice of Professor Morrissette and my classmates."
Vice President of Corporate Development and Corporate Counsel at ForwardAir

"Professor Morrissette gives you a valuable toolkit to create value within your M&A team. This course skips the mundane text-book definitions and dives right in to the key points in sourcing a deal, running a process, and how to link these to a successful integration plan."
Senior Manager, M&A at NielsenIQ

"10 out of 10. Had a great experience, learned from Professor Morrissette and from the other attendees. The topics were all relevant and I brought them back to my team. 100% would recommend." 
Strategy and Corporate Development Manager at HolcimUS

“An excellent time spent away from the office, to come together to learn, share, and expand knowledge surrounding the M&A process. The attendee's were diverse - multiple different backgrounds, industries, etc - that it enabled great discussion, learnings and new found LinkedIn connections. Overall, I would definitely recommend this M&A course!"
Integration Management Office Manager at Cargill

"The strategic framework provided in this course is applicable to our everyday operations as M&A professionals and really helps ensure we're thinking about our deal execution in the right way." 
Global Director, M&A and Partnerships at

This in-depth M&A course covers best practices in the deal process

  • Design a strategic framework to evaluate acquisitions and develop a target pipeline

  • Formulate a clear M&A thesis to maximize the economic benefit of a transaction

  • Engineer an effective process for assessing a target and head off confirmation bias

  • Properly identify the risks associated with a transaction and manage exposure to liabilities

  • Reduce the amount of time absorbed by the M&A process and improve certainty of execution