Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions Training Course


Build the essential knowledge to master due diligence, reduce risk and improve your chances of a successful transaction. This course explains what due diligence is and how to carry it out in the most effective way avoiding the common pitfalls. You will explore the outlook of both sellers and buyers, confidentiality in selling process and more.

CPD: 4 hours

Full Programme

Why due diligence

  • What is due diligence and how is it useful?
  • What is valuation?
  • How do due diligence and valuation interlink?

Structuring and managing due diligence

  • When do you do due diligence?
  • What are you looking for?
  • What is cross border due diligence?
  • How do you plan due diligence?
  • How do you deal with issues and obstacles?
  • Who can help you?

Due diligence disciplines

  • What is financial due diligence?
  • What is legal due diligence?
  • What is commercial due diligence?
  • Are there any other due diligence disciplines?

Due diligence and integration

  • Why is integration so important?
  • What are the common pitfalls?
  • How can you use due diligence to plan for the integration of the business?

Sellers of businesses

  • What can sellers expect from the process?
  • What are potential purchasers looking for?
  • What are the differences between trade and private equity buyers?
  • What are data rooms?
  • How do you balance confidentiality with the need to sell the business?

Course leader

Peter Howson is a director of AMR International, London's leading independent provider of commercial due diligence. He has worked on over 200 due diligence assignments. He has over 25 years of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and business development experience gained both in industry and as an advisor. Peter has a degree in Economics, is a CIMA qualified accountant and holds an MBA from Manchester Business School. He has written three M&A and due diligence related books.

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Course price

£75 + VAT (Non-members)

The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland Members and Students get a discount of 10% with the code ICSA101 

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