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Connecting the Transaction Process & Maximizing Value Creation

Learn about how to connect the overall transaction process & optimize value creation in this course with Carlos Cesta.

What you’ll learn

  • The value of bringing the integration lead upfront in the process
  • What to look for in a target entity
  • How to incorporate variables into the deal evaluation
  • The benefits of planning integration early

Course content

When did you learn the value of bringing the integration lead upfront in the process?

Where do you begin when deciding deal structure?

What does a target entity look like?

When do you start internally discussing integration?

What should you do when unexpected events occur during the deal process?

Example of Connecting the Deal Sponsor and Integration Team Early on With the Target Company.

Who is this course for

M&A professionals who are looking to improve their workflows throughout the different stages of the deal lifecycle, while maximizing the transaction value.


Carlos Cesta
Vice President Corporate Development at Presidio

Carlos Cesta is the Vice President of Corporate Development/M&A at Presidio. He is an investment banking and private equity-trained executive with over 15 years of experience executing and leading strategic initiatives.


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