Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Essentials You Need to Know

Mergers and Acquisition in Six Steps - Understand the Merger Process and How to Approach an Acquisition - M&A Made Easy
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2013 English

Course Description

Course Update: 19 June 2015 - Radical Price Update - Just $19

For a limited time, I want to see if a $19 price makes this course more accessible to more students.

Why am I doing this? Udemy frequently offers major discounts and my courses sell very well. Do I think this course is worth $99 - yes. Definitely. Can everyone afford $199. No obviously not. I want to sell more courses and you want to buy courses you can afford.

So, if Udemy and the Udemy Marketplace are saying that $19 is an affordable and accessible price level, who can beat the market? This is not a competitive promotion. This is a test to see if this is the right price to convince you, my potential student, that you can afford to pay me $19 for the hard work I have put in to make this course.

Please tell me if you think this makes sense or I am being really stupid? Please comment in the discussion or message me through Udemy.

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The Objective of this Course is to introduce you to the Game of "Mergers and Acquisitions"!

Well, of course it is not really a game and nor is it a science but a complex art form. I have tried to break it into understandable components to explain it using my Six Minute Strategist Nested Hexagon Methodolody (explained in the Introductory video).

The Course comprises 8 Videos. In addition, I have provided some Bonus PDFs for you to understand some of the more complex aspects of the first three Lectures and a Business Analysis Template discussed in the fifth lecture.

The Course Videos last a total of 45 Minutes.

The Course is structured into 8 Lectures:

1. An Introduction to the Course

2. Part 1 - The M&A Game

3. Part 2 - Sellers

4. Part 3 - Process

5. Part 4 - Critical Issues

6. Part 5 - Business Segmentation

7. Part 6 - Target Identification

8. Wrap Up and Summary

If you are new to M&A or studying Business, this Course is designed to introduce you to a large number (over 120) issues you need to understand.

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What are the requirements?

  • None. This is an Introductory Course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To provide you with a Framework to understand how the M&A Game works

What is the target audience?

  • Business Students
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Wannabe Entrepreneurs

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Course
02:57

In this video I introduce the Six Key Segments of the Course which will be covered in the subsequent videos. These are: The M and A Game, Sellers, Process, Critical Issues, Business Segmentation and Target Identification.

To learn more about Business Strategy from John Colley, The Six Minute Strategist, go to my website http://jbdcolley.com and sign up for my Free Business Academy!

01:14

In this Lecture I briefly introduce myself. I explain why I created this Course and why my primary objective is your success.

01:37

It would be great if you would introduce yourself in the discussions. Where are you from? what are your objectives for the course? What challenges are you facing? Join in with the community here and lets all work together for our mutual success.

Do welcome new members and answer questions if you can!

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Section 2: The M&A Game
07:50

In this video, I provide an outline of the "M and A Game - Mergers and Acquisitions. The six topics covered are, Market Participants, Valuation, Assessing Value, Pitfalls, Perceptions and What is Hot. A Magic Hexagons Matrix is included in the Course Materials.

To learn more about Business Strategy from John Colley, The Six Minute Strategist, go to my website http://jbdcolley.com and sign up for my Free Business Academy!

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This shows the Major Topics involved in the Mergers and Acquisitions Game in a Six Minute Strategist Nested Hexagon Matrix.

To learn more about Business Strategy from John Colley, The Six Minute Strategist, go to my website http://jbdcolley.com and sign up for my Free Business Academy!

Section 3: M&A from the Sellers Perspective
12:13

In this video, we examine the Mergers and Acquisitions process from the perspective of the seller. The topics covered are Sale Rationale, Customer Profile, Management, Forecasts, Data Room and Buyers Rationale. A Sellers Magic Hexagon Matrix is included in the Course Materials.

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This shows the Major Topics involved in the Sellers Segment in a Six Minute Strategist Nested Hexagon Matrix.

To learn more about Business Strategy from John Colley, The Six Minute Strategist, go to my website http://jbdcolley.com and sign up for my Free Business Academy!

01:30

Lets take a time out - I would love to get your feedback on the course - start a discussion or message me.

This would also be a great time for you to help out other students by telling them what you think about the course - why not leave a rating and review now? You can always go back and edit it at any time later if you wish.

Section 4: The M&A Process
09:36

In this third part of the Course, we take a closer look at the process of Mergers and Acquisitions. The topics are Planning, Preparation, Partners, Proceeds, Process and Pitfalls. A Magic Hexagon Matrix is included in the Course Materials.

To learn more about Business Strategy from John Colley, The Six Minute Strategist, go to my website http://jbdcolley.com and sign up for my Free Business Academy!

1 page

This shows the Major Topics involved in the Process Segment in a Six Minute Strategist Nested Hexagon Matrix.

To learn more about Business Strategy from John Colley, The Six Minute Strategist, go to my website http://jbdcolley.com and sign up for my Free Business Academy!

Section 5: Critical Issues in M&A
03:49

In Part Four of this Course, we take a closer look at some of the Critical Issues in the Mergers and Acquisitions Process. These include, Clear Objectives, Business Information, Strategic Plan, Take Control, Communicate and Advisors.

To learn more about Business Strategy from John Colley, The Six Minute Strategist, go to my website http://jbdcolley.com and sign up for my Free Business Academy!

Section 6: Business Segmentation in M&A
03:08

In this fifth part of the Course, we examine the complex issue of Business Segmentation. The topic is addressed under the headings of Map your Business, Key Strategic Areas, Objectives and Threats, Identify Targets, Map Your Targets and Be Flexible. A Business Segmentation Matrix is included as a Bonus in the Class Materials.

To learn more about Business Strategy from John Colley, The Six Minute Strategist, go to my website http://jbdcolley.com and sign up for my Free Business Academy!

Section 7: Identifying Targets in M&A
04:35

In this Final Video, we take a look at Target Identification under the headings of Competence, Sectors, Geography, Size, Ownership and Availability.

To learn more about Business Strategy from John Colley, The Six Minute Strategist, go to my website http://jbdcolley.com and sign up for my Free Business Academy!

Section 8: Wrap up and Conclusions
03:08

In this Summary Video, we revisit each of the topics to confirm what has been covered and bring the course to a conclusion.

To learn more about Business Strategy from John Colley, The Six Minute Strategist, go to my website http://jbdcolley.com and sign up for my Free Business Academy!

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