M&A Success Strategies – Online

Drive intelligent M&A decisions for business growth

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5 Weeks
Online and Live Virtual

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€1.990 and get €199 off with a referral

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Companies that actively engage in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), even during times of economic uncertainty, are positioned to take advantage of opportunities for growth and expansion. However, in order for M&A deals to deliver synergies and create value, corporate strategy and M&A strategy need to be meaningfully aligned. After the deal is complete, the post-merger integration must be thoughtfully implemented. The INSEAD Executive Education M&A Success Strategies – Online programme will equip you with essential tools and frameworks to make better M&A decisions from start to finish.


of corporate leaders say they are not planning to delay deals in 2023 to mitigate potential economic challenges and volatility.

PwC, Global M&A Industry Trends 2023 Outlook


of integrations have cultural issues that impact deal outcomes and require serious interventions.

Bain, Global M&A Report 2023

M&A Success Strategies – Online will prepare you to:

  • Recognise best practices in M&A such as when to engage in M&A based on synergy and value-creation opportunities
  • Value acquisition targets and synergies and evaluate acquisitions from a financial perspective
  • Develop an intelligent M&A deal structure that mitigates key risks
  • Identify limits, challenges and enabling factors in M&A programmes
  • Design a post-M&A integration plan which accommodates the challenges of the acquisition at hand and enables the acquirer to create the anticipated value.

Who is this programme for?

  • Decision-makers looking to champion growth and M&As, as well as learn best practices in a competitive and changing market such as high–tech industries.
  • Advisors and consultants on M&A strategy wanting to emerge as seasoned experts in M&A strategy and its process from both sides of the deal.
  • Managers and analysts aiming to have eye-level conversations with senior leaders on M&A, of the M&A process and improved dealmaking capabilities.
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Programme benefits

  • Learn purposeful M&A decision-making by aligning with your business portfolio and corporate strategy
  • Learn to capture value in deals and evaluate the performance of acquisitions
  • Learn how to bid and negotiate when multiple bidders are involved in M&As
  • Build M&A capabilities and expertise in pricing and deal structures
  • Understand how to value and integrate technology M&A targets
  • Master challenges that pop up during post-merger integration processes

Programme experience

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Case Studies

Case studies from different industries relevant to various M&A stages

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Self-Study Playbooks

One optional playbook activity per module to apply key concepts to the M&A process

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Frameworks and Tools

Frameworks, tools, strategies and best practices to enable participants to build advanced M&A knowledge and skills

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Five required assignments, two of which get programme leader feedback

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Live Sessions

Live faculty sessions on negotiation simulation, recent M&A trends and Q&A

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Video Lectures

Bite-sized video lectures explaining M&A decision-making and key steps in the M&A process

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Programme modules

The M&A Success Strategies – Online programme consists of five modules expertly designed to take you through the entire M&A process to successful completion. The modules are conveniently delivered online and incorporate real-world case studies.

5 weeks | Online and live virtual
    • Core competencies and potential growth areas
    • Methods for evaluating acquisition performance
    • Sources of synergies and value creation
    • Deciding whether to engage in M&A activity

    • M&A value capture and value creation
    • Methods for valuing M&A targets
    • Defining synergy and target values
    • Evaluating an acquisition deal
    • Determining the bid price

    • M&A bidding strategies
    • Acquisition risks and risk mitigation tools
    • Develop an M&A deal structure
    • Bid formulation

    • Evaluating corporate strategy in relation to M&As
    • Aspects of successful tech M&A
    • M&A rules for technology organisations
    • Acquisition capabilities within organisations

    • Identifying potential integration challenges
    • Approaches to post-merger integration
    • Post-merger integration tools
    • Develop a post-merger integration plan

*Programme topics and themes are subject to change.

Programme director

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Philipp Meyer-Doyle

Programme Director for the M&A Success Strategies – Online; Associate Professor of Strategy

A former investment banker and private equity professional, his teaching fuses academic insights with practical knowledge. His teaching focuses on corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and strategic management. More info



Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by INSEAD Executive Education.

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  • After reviewing the information on the programme landing page, we recommend you submit the short form above to gain access to the programme brochure, which includes more in-depth information. If you still have questions about whether this programme is a good fit for you, please email learner.success@emeritus.org and a dedicated programme advisor will follow up with you very shortly.

  • The M&A Success Strategies – Online course has been designed with your busy schedule in mind. You will be required to commit not more than three to five hours per week, enabling you to benefit from this impactful programme while balancing your work responsibilities. The programme offers a blend of self-paced modules and live interaction.

  • We have designed this programme to fit into your current working life as efficiently as possible. Time will be spent among a variety of activities, including:

    • Engaging with recorded video lectures from faculty
    • Attending webinars and office hours, as per the specific programme schedule
    • Reading or engaging with examples of core topics
    • Participating in interactive activities such as a programme playbook, try-it activities and group discussions
    • Completing required assignments.

    The programme is designed to be highly interactive while also allowing time for self-reflection and to demonstrate an understanding of the core topics through various active learning exercises. Please email us if you need further clarification on programme activities.

  • Peer learning adds substantially to the overall learning experience and is an important part of the programme. You can connect and communicate with other participants through our learning platform. You will also have the opportunity to engage with other participants during the live sessions.

  • The M&A Success Strategies – Online course is scored as a pass or no-pass; participants must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programmes include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the programme brochure. Please email us if you need further clarification on any specific programme requirements.

  • Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet and video content is not available for download. However, you can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. For maximum flexibility, you can access programme content from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

    Video lectures must be streamed via the internet and any livestream webinars and office hours will require an internet connection. However, these sessions are always recorded, so you may view them later.

  • You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and programme materials for 12 months following the programme start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.

  • For the programme refund and deferral policy, please click the link here.

  • Emeritus collects all program payments, provides learner enrollment and program support, and manages learning platform services.

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Email: learner.success@emeritus.org

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