Author: John F. Levy

Mergers, acquisitions and alliances have been — and will continue to be — major avenues to organizational growth and increased competitive advantage. Yet, despite the great initial promise of many business mergers and alliances, few seem to yield the anticipated results. Numerous studies indicate that between 55% and 77% of mergers fail to accomplish their intended purpose. This course helps CFOs, controllers and their advisors identify, negotiate and consummate mergers and acquisitions that create shareholder value while avoiding the many traps that can cause post-acquisition failure.

Topics Discussed

  • Identify potential acquisition candidates
  • Make strategic acquisitions?
  • Identify and understand company culture
  • Valuing businesses
  • Negotiate the right price
  • Understand the keys to effective and efficient due diligence
  • Responsibilities of various committees
  • Prepare and review agreements
  • Plan and execute an effective integration
  • Key considerations when selling a business

Cases and Group Discussion
This seminar provides extensive case study analysis and many opportunities for group discussion.

The seminar includes a capstone case study beginning with acquisition identification through due diligence, valuation and concluding with a successful negotiation.

Target Audience
Finance and accounting professionals who seek to learn more about mergers, acquisitions and divestitures

Level of Knowledge
Intermediate

Acronym
AGB

CPE Credit
8 hours group live

Area of Study
Business Management & Organization

Prerequisite
Participants should have at least six months of industry experience and thorough knowledge of financial accounting principles and practices.

Advanced Preparation
Bring a calculator

CFO Series Day 1

Advanced Skills, Made Easy!

Topics Discussed Credits
Advanced Planning: Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Projections 2 Accounting
Advanced Cost Accounting: Assigning Overhead 2 Accounting
Fixing Your Chart of Accounts 2 Accounting
Avoiding Death by PowerPoint: Create Better Presentations 2 Software

Discussion Leader
John L. Daly, Tom Henry, Bill O’Brien or Don Minges

Acronym
CFOS1-20

Scheduling
For John Daly, contact Barb Sullivan: Barb@ExecutiveEducationInc.com, or contact Don Minges, Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com

CFO Series Day 2

Developing Credibility – Inside and Outside the Organization

Topics Discussed Credits
Developing Credibility: Earn Respect for Yourself and Your Team 2 Bus. Mgt.
It’s All About Action! 2 Bus. Mgt.
Effective Internal Reporting: Make Your Message Quick and Clear 2 Accounting
Financial Management: 10 Tips for Success and 13 Signs of Failure 2 Bus. Mgt.

Discussion Leader
Bill O’Brien, Dana Johnson, Richard Karwic, Tom Henry or Bob Mims

Acronym
CFOS2-20

Scheduling
Contact: Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com

CFO Series Day 3

Emotional Intelligence – What Makes Great Leaders Great?

Topics Discussed Credits
Emotional Intelligence: The Critical Factor in Success 2 Bus. Mgt.
Motivating the Right Way: Get the Most from Your Staff 2 Bus. Mgt.
Business Ethics: Cases from the Real World 2 Behavioral Ethics
Don’t Be the Messenger Who Gets Shot 2 Bus. Mgt.

Discussion Leader
Don Minges, Dana Johnson, Bob Mims, Tom Henry or Richard Karwic

Acronym
CFOS3-20

Scheduling
Contact: Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com

CFO Series Day 4

Cash Management - Managing The Lifeline Of Your Business

Topics Discussed Credits
A/R and A/P: Effective Management Techniques 2 Accounting
Cash Management Techniques 2 Accounting
Cash Forecasting 2 Accounting
Better Meetings: Make Meetings Fun & Productive 2 Bus. Mgt.

Discussion Leader
Richard A. Karwic, Paul Harrison, Brian Maturi, or Don Minges

Acronym
CFOS4-20

Scheduling
Contact: Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com

CFO Series Day 5

Become More Effective!

Topics Discussed Credits
Critical Thinking for Financial Professionals 2 Bus. Mgt.
Effective Networking: Take Control of Your Career 2 Bus. Mgt.
The CFO’s Role in Compensation and Bonus Plans 2 Bus. Mgt.
MS Word: Advanced Features 2 Software

Discussion Leader
John L. Daly, Bill O’Brien, Don Minges or Bob Mims

Acronym
CFOS5-20

Scheduling
Please contact Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com
For John Daly, contact: Barb Sullivan – Barb@ExecutiveEducationInc.com

The five 2020 CFO Series days above plus the following alternate day will be available through December 2020.

Alternate CFO Series Day 6

Corporate Performance Management

Topics Discussed Credits
Corporate Performance Management 2 Accounting
Business Intelligence and Data Analytics 2 Accounting
Driver-Based Budgeting 2 Accounting
Effective Management Accounting 2 Accounting

Discussion Leader
Gary Cokins

Acronym
CFOS6-20

Scheduling
Contact: Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com

Scheduling

Schedule with The 21st Century Director or Finance and Innovation to make a two or three-day series.

Qualifies for ABV (Accredited Business Valuation specialist) training.

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