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.