This course is about an introduction to mergers and acquisitions. It provides information about chances and risks in mergers and acquisitions.
Merger integrations happen to be complex, so complexity and management of complexity is a key chapter of this course.
The focus is then put on due diligence and rules for due diligence as well as intellectual property due diligence and open source license due diligence is discussed.
The closing chapter is about rules for post merger integration.
What are the chances and risks in acquiring a software company? can i tell some risks based on the typical business model of a software company before a merger takes place?
This presentation gives all the answers by looking at chances and risks of software M&A by business models.
Mergers and acquisitions are complex transactions. But how complex are they? what are the dimensions of complexity? How can we manage it?
This lecture gives anwers to these questions based on experience from many transactions. It shows the dimensions of complexity and ways to manage it.
By taking this lesson, you will be much better prepared for managing M&A.
This lecture gives you key insights into how to drive a technology due diligence successfully
There are many thick books about post merger integration. This lesson condenses M&A wisdom into seven crisp rules for successful post merger integration.
Dr. Karl Popp is director of mergers and acquisitions in the corporate development team at SAP AG, one of the largest software companies in the world, responsible for holistic analysis of acquisition opportunities and post merger integration.
Before working on M&A, Karl has managed all OEM and Resell partnerships for SAP NetWeaver, SAP´s technology platform. In this function he managed the evaluation of several dozen OEM and Resell suppliers, the contracts and the continuous improvements in processes for supplier management.
In addition, Karl continuously researches in the field of business process and business modeling for the software industry.
His current research interest is on structures of the software industry, esp. ecosystems of companies, management of ecosystems and business models for partnerships between software vendors. He also researches IP Management and supply chains in the software in industry as chains of OEM relationships.
He is a long time member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and IEEE and was appointed SAP Ventures fellow in 2007 and SAP Ventures MVP in 2008. He also is a long time member of Gesellschaft für Informatik (german association for computer science).