Investment Banking and Finance: Why Acquisitions Really Fail
What you'll learn
- Move beyond the superficial: Why conventional explanations of failed acquisitions do not go far enough
- Business Momentum: Understand the Institutional Imperative and why it makes bad deals inevitable
- Incentives: Why CEO remuneration makes the problem worse
- Performance Measurement: Why Yard Sticks of Success are inappropriate and don't work
- Behavioural Economics: The real reasons CEOs make bad decisions
- Investment Banking Advice: Why you have to Wake Up to Wall Street
- How to Make Successful Acquisitions: How the Berkshire Hathaway System Works
- How to correctly measure acquisition success: Better Measures of Success you should use
- As a Gift of Knowledge to you, I have made the first 8 lectures free to help you
- There are no pre-requisites or experience levels required for this course
Welcome to Why Acquisitions REALLY fail!
Are you ready to discover why so many corporations and CEOs get it so wrong!
Make sure that you watch the Free Preview Lectures (first 8 course lectures) of this course!
This course will provide you with an in depth framework which you can apply to any acquisition or M&A transaction - this goes well beyond the conventional excuses of overpayment or bad management
With over 30 years of M&A experience, I am sharing knowledge with you that you will not be taught in Business School!
This unwraps this problem layer by layer moving beyond superficial explanations.
We consider the impact of:
Ill Judged Incentivisation
Inappropriate Performance Measurement
Behavioural Economics and Psychology
Skewed Investment Banking Advice
We also consider the RIGHT way to make acquisitions following the Berkshire Hathaway Model and we propose more appropriate measures of acquisition success and performance.
“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.”
Warren Buffet, Chairman Berkshire Hathaway
In this course you will discover:
Move beyond the superficial: Why conventional explanations of failed acquisitions do not go far enough
Business Momentum: Understand the Institutional Imperative and why it makes bad deals inevitable
Incentives: Why CEO remuneration makes the problem worse
Performance Measurement: Why Yard Sticks of Success are inappropriate and don't work
Behavioural Economics: The real reasons CEOs make bad decisions
Investment Banking Advice: Why you have to Wake Up to Wall Street
How to Make Successful Acquisitions: How the Berkshire Hathaway System Works
How to correctly measure acquisition success: Better Measures of Success you should use
"The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more"
Charlie Munger, Billionaire and Vice Chairman Berkshire Hathaway
By the end of the course not only will you have a clear in depth understanding of this complex issue
You will also have a proven framework for making successful acquisitions
There are no pre-requisites or requirements to enroll but just come with an open mind and be ready to immerse yourself in a rewarding, easy to follow, instructive experience.
What makes us qualified to teach you?
This is a Finance course taught by a 30+ year, Managing Director level, Investment Banker - from a practical perspective - I also have an MBA (with Distinction).
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We look forward to welcoming you to the course!
Who this course is for:
- Business Owners and CEOs who are considering making an acquisitions
- Investment Bankers and Advisers who guide their clients on Mergers and Acquisitions
- Finance Professionals seeking to move into Investment Banking and Finance careers
- Investors and Fund Managers who need to better understand the destructive impact of poor acquisition deals
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"Very helpful, relevant and insightful I am a professional in Investment Banking and I learned a lot about the processes that senior bankers (VP's and MD's) deal with on a regular basis in detail: Section 4 and onwards was what I was looking for before I purchased the course and I feel my needs were met beyond expectations. One could inaccurately be "concerned" because of the short durations of the videos and think that the content is "brief", "light" or "superficially" covered - it definitely isn't: I've never seen videos in which, literally, every second contained information completely relevant and essential to the topic. I frequently paused videos to take notes. Also the attachments provided as guidance are very detailed and insightful." Daniel
About John Colley, MA, MBA
John is a best selling online instructor, investment banker, international speaker and entrepreneur, whose eLearning courses have been featured on Forbes, The Economist and many other professional platforms.
Over a City of London Investment Banking Career of nearly 30 years, John, the Founder of Six Minute Strategist Consulting, has been teaching over 75,000 students on Udemy since 2013.
In his City career John has:
** Floated companies on the London Stock Exchange
** Worked on British Government Privatisations
** Advised on Hostile Takeovers
** Originated a $300m acquisition in the Far East for a European cement company
** Originated deals for Private Equity Firms
** Raised capital for dozens of Technology companies from Start Ups to Mid Sized companies
** In Mergers and Acquisitions, sold public and private companies
** Worked closely with a wide range of Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms
** Founder and helped managed two Investment Banking Boutiques in London
With two degrees from Cambridge University (Bachelors and Masters), an MBA with Distinction from Cass Business School, John also graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (the UK's West Point) as an Army Officer. His MBA Dissertation won the Tallow Chandler's Prize for the Best MBA Dissertation in his graduating year 1993.
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