Building Competitive Advantage and Increasing Shareholders’ Value through Targeted Mergers and Acquisitions

Growth is a key driver of value creation for shareholders. Growth can be delivered either organically or via mergers and acquisitions (M&A).  Both organic growth and M&A approaches have different advantages and disadvantages. They are also different with respect to efficacy and risks – M&A seen to be a riskier approach. However, if executed skillfully, M&A can deliver high levels of value for shareholders and can be an integral part of a company’s global growth strategy, extending its growth phase way beyond what it could do on its own: from being a mature company with a low valuation into a growth company that is much more valuable. Mergers and acquisitions can also plan for opportunities long before they arise.

This programme aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the M&A process and the ability to evaluate whether a merger or acquisition fits with the objective of value creation. The ultimate objective is to enable you to identify the most attractive M&A opportunities, in order to deliver the maximum outcome from the deal.



Next Course Starts On 17 Jan 2019 (Thu) See Full Schedule
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17–18 Jan 2019 (2 Days)


Jakarta, Indonesia 

Learning Objectives

This programme serves to familiarise participants with the nuances of the M&A market. Specifically, it aims to explain the role that M&A play in corporate strategy development. In this respect, some of the related questions will be explored: 

An important focus is relating the theory to the practical aspect of a deal. Here, participants will be exposed to valuation techniques and issues; structuring considerations; aspects of M&A execution including negotiation strategies, due diligence, documentations, legal and regulatory issues.  Post-acquisition integration which is a crucial part of M&A transactions will also be discussed.


  • Overview of the M&A market
  • Theories on M&A
  • Rationales for M&A
  • M&A genres
  • Design, structuring and financing issues
  • M&A processes, including approaches, due diligence, negotiation and documentation
  • M&A valuation

Who Should Attend

Business owners, senior-level executives and entrepreneurs who want to gain insight into the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) process, with a view to increasing the chances of success of deals in which they are involved and whose businesses are potential acquirers or targets for acquisition by other companies. 

Fees and Funding


* Fee is subject to change. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
* SkillsFuture Credit can be used for this programme. Please click here for more details. Eligible for Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above.


Start Date(s)
Intake Information

17–18 January 2019

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