Due Diligence for Acquisitions (Virtual)

Due Diligence for Acquisitions (Virtual)


The due diligence process has multiple objectives: deciding whether to proceed, providing a basis for pricing the transaction, and preparing for life after the deal is consummated. In this seminar, participants will be able to deepen their understanding of M & A transactions, understand strategic objectives of a due diligence review, plan an acquisition, develop valuation and pricing recommendations, understand critical issues in confidentiality agreements and identify key issues in a prospective acquisition.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and execute the components of the due diligence process
  • Evaluate financial data and apply financial review procedures
  • Describe non-financial due diligence areas of consideration (HR, IT, etc)
  • Identify common lessons learned and tips and traps in the due diligence process

Topics covered in this course include:

  • M & A process overview
  • Planning for the transaction
  • Financial review: quality of earnings and normalized EBITDA, net working capital and net debt
  • Financial, human resources, legal and operational reviews
  • Purchase agreement and purchase price adjustments
  • Integration matters
  • Common findings and conclusion

Financial managers and accountants who have experience in M & A and would like fresh perspectives, those undertaking due diligence for the first time, and those on the receiving end of a due diligence review.

Course Leader/s
Blair Cook, CPA, CA

Time:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
1 Passport Day - 7 CPD Hours

11/30/2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Virtual Classroom