Corporate Acquisitions and Disposals

This confidential two-day In-house workshop for senior management teams draws on the practical experience of our expert trainers to help develop and implement successful strategies for your deals.

Course Overview

M&As are the key element of many companies strategies to maximise value and create sustainable competitive advantage. Yet many acquisitions fail. Deals that were supposed to create great value for the organisation or an individual end up destroying value. Why?

This In-house programme draws on the practical experience of its expert trainers and looks at both the buyer and the seller perspectives to enable your management team to understand their roles and that of their counterparts. It delivers a broad, strategic perspective along with a detailed examination of the key elements in the process.

To find out more call our In-house Training Team on +44 (0)20 7729 6677 or email us at or use our contact form and find out how we can help. There are no commitments, and if we cannot help our advice and recommendations are free of charge.

Sample Programme

Day One


Setting the scene

The buyers perspective


Making an offer – how do you value a business and what should you pay?

Taxation considerations

Introduction to owner manager psychology – presenting your offer

Summary of day one and questions

Day Two


The sellers team

The process for selling a business

Understanding the owner managers’ psychology

How to present your offer and have the best chance of having it accepted

Legal issues

Managing the negotiation process in due diligence

Summary and questions

Recommended Trainer

Neil Ackroyd is the founder and principle interviewer at Corporate Finance TV, a web- based education channel for wealth creators looking to learn about mergers and acquisitions. Neil has also run Precision Corporate Group, a leading specialist M&A advisor, and winner of Best Corporate Finance Boutique UK with Business Moneyfacts in 2010 and 2011, for 9 years. Neil trained as an accountant with KPMG and worked advising management teams and private equity firms on mid market MBO transactions as part of KPMG’s specialist private equity team. Neil has extensive experience of selling businesses and running management buy out processes for owner managers and multinational PLC’s, in disposals, MBO’s, acquisition and transaction due diligence. This experience was gained on deals ranging from millions to hundreds of millions in total deal value.

Bespoke training

We can customise this course to meet the requirements of your organisation. Contact us to discuss your training requirements.

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Useful in parts but did not really meet my needs

Leigh Howes, Group Legal Executive and Company Secretary, National Foods Limited

Very useful, a good overview and though provoking.

Ian Dodsworth, Finance Director & Company Secretary, Kerry Logistics (UK) Ltd

Very good experienced presenter. Very conversational, lots of useful examples. Presentation slides were a bit light and not always clear.

Ben Hammersley, Head of Finance, Godrej

Good overview, lots of real world examples, highly experienced real world presenter rather than a lecturer. Powerpoint slides were weak, but course felt very conversational, which was good.

Ben Hammersley, Head of Finance, Godrej

Overall the course was good

Khizer Ibrahim, Finance Director, UK & Ireland, ArjoHuntleigh

Excellent and insightful way to view M&A

Adam Murray, UK Group CFO, Flight Centre