CPE Course Acquisitions to Grow the Business: Strategy, Structure, Integration & Due Diligence

May 20, 2021

8:30am — 4:15pm


Member Price $259.00Register after April 29 and pay $279.00
Non-member Price $359.00Register after April 29 and pay $379.00

Curriculum Management, Other, Organization

Field of Interest Other, Business Management, Business Organization

Level Intermediate

Designed For

Finance and accounting professionals who seek to learn more about mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.


Mergers, acquisitions and alliances have been — and will continue to be — major avenues to organizational growth and increased competitive advantage. Yet, despite the great initial promise of many business mergers and alliances, few seem to yield the anticipated results. Numerous studies indicate that between 55% and 77% of mergers fail to accomplish their intended purpose. This course helps CFOs, controllers and their advisors identify, negotiate and consummate mergers and acquisitions that create shareholder value while avoiding the many traps that can cause post-acquisition failure.



• Identify potential acquisition candidates
• Make strategic acquisitions?
• Identify and understand company culture
• Valuing businesses
• Negotiate the right price
• Understand the keys to effective and efficient due diligence
• Prepare and review agreements
• Plan and execute an effective integration
• Key considerations when selling a business

Cases and Group Discussion:
This seminar provides extensive case study analysis and many opportunities for group discussion. The seminar includes a capstone case study beginning with acquisition identification through due diligence, valuation and concluding with a successful negotiation.


Don Minges, MBA

Don Minges is a fractional CFO who worked in diverse industries at various development stages. His expertise is in profitability enhancement, strategic planning, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, consulting, turnarounds, economic forecasting, cost accounting and financial analysis. Don has experience raising equity for several growing firms and has invested equity capital into promising businesses. He has served on the Board of Directors of many firms. He graduated with highest honors from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.close


Participants should have at least six months of industry or public experience and a thorough knowledge of financial accounting principles and practices. Management experience will be helpful.


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