Mergers & Acquisitions - TWO DAY PROGRAM (St Louis)

March 4, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

March 5, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


St Louis Knight Center

Seminar Details
In this highly competitive marketplace, mergers & acquisitions can allow a firm to execute its strategy and deliver value to shareholders expeditiously. However, the M&A waters are fraught with failures and value destruction.
In this seminar, we will highlight the common pitfalls in such deals, develop best practice techniques for target identification, deal valuation and post-deal integration. We will also describe the latest empirical findings from scientific studies of these kinds of deals and also devote attention to the valuation of privately owned companies.  Ideal for midlevel and senior level executives who are or will be involved in the decision and execution of mergers and acquisitions

  • The role of M&A in executing corporate strategy
  • Effective ways to create value through acquisitions
  • The scientific evidence on M&As, current trends, and best practices of successful acquirers
  • The issue of culture in mergers and what to do about it
  • Various approaches to financial valuation of targets: DCF, multiples, asset-based valuation
  • Private company valuation, including how you decide when to sell and at what price

  • Spot common traps in executing an acquisition
  • Improved valuation skills and increased likelihood of not overpaying or underselling
  • Awareness of the characteristics of both successful and failed deals

Earn a Concentration or your Advanced Management Certificate

This seminar qualifies for two days out of five in the Business Execution Concentration. Earn a concentration by taking five seminar days in this area within two years, or complete 15 seminar days across three defined concentration areas to earn your Advanced Management Certificate.


Todd Milbourn, Hubert C. & Dorothy R. Moog Professor of Finance, Olin Business School
Anjan Thakor, John E. Simon Professor of Finance, Olin Business School

Executive Programs, 314-935-9494

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