Mergers and Acquisitions



Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Format

    Course - Online

  • Level


  • Duration

    1h 30m

Designed for business and finance professionals, this course will teach you what you need to know about the most complex investment a business can make--the acquisition of another business.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the purposes of merger and acquisition activity and the risks of failing to manage such activity well.
  • Determine the valuation for acquisition for either the target business or the bidding business.
  • Apply the process of bidding and completing an acquisition.
  • Apply the post-acquisition steps to ensure expected value can be achieved.

£39.00 (CIMA members only)


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Product information


Growing your company through acquisition

Businesses can add value by making successful investments. This can take different forms. In this course, you will learn the purposes of merger and acquisition activity, factors that influence the price offered, value proposition, the process of bidding and negotiation, and a deeper look at the motivations of an acquisition and what they bring to either party in a business combination.

Value added topics

  • Acquisition strategies
  • Business valuation and the bidding process
  • Statutory, subsidiary, and horizontal mergers

Gain experience with detailed exercises

The practical hands-on exercises use real world examples and are designed to give you a deeper understanding of mergers and acquisitions.

This is a standalone course but if you're interested in more of this type of learning while earning a designation, explore the CGMA® Finance Leadership Program.

Who should take this course?

  • Global accounting and finance professionals
  • Management accounting professionals
  • Controllers
  • CFOs
  • Finance vice presidents
  • Finance directors
  • CPAs and CAs

Professional development

This Course - Online offers 1.5 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Field of study: Business Management and Organization
Programme level:Intermediate
Duration:1h 30m
Format:Course - Online
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

Return and refund policy

£39.00 (CIMA members only)


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