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Creating an M&A Process for Corporate Development

In this M&A Science Academy course, learn how to create your own corporate development deal process, from sourcing, initial interest, and due diligence, all the way to integration.

What you’ll learn

  • Key Tips for Deal Sourcing
  • Quantitative vs Qualitative  Valuation Methods
  • The IMO Team's Level of Involvement
  • Transferring Information Between the Diligence and Integration Teams

Course content

How to Source Deals

How long does the M&A process take?

How do you ensure high standards when there are different people involved in integration each time?

The Use of Earn-outs in Healthcare M&A vs. Tech M&A

What should be included in the 100-day plan?

Do you work on developing the investment thesis?

Who is this course for

This course is for those interested in building M&A workflows for the entire deal lifecycle, including sourcing, diligence, and integration.


Kevin Barnes
Senior Vice President Corporate Development at Premier Inc.

Kevin Barnes is an experienced executive of corporate development and strategy with a demonstrated history of working in various industries including health care. Skilled in M&A, business planning, entrepreneurship, venture capital, strategic partnerships, strategic investment, management, and leadership.


Upon completion, members will receive a "Creating an M&A Process for Corporate Development" course badge.

Have any questions?

What is the M&A Science Academy?

The M&A Science Academy is an online-platform where you can access courses taught by M&A professionals. The courses cover a wide variety of M&A topics such as integration, divestitures, due diligence, management styles, and more.

The M&A Science Academy includes courses from M&A experts who are eager to share their stories, failures, and successes.

Our goal is to provide users with knowledge from industry practitioners that can be applied to their own practices.

Where can I watch the courses?

All courses are available 24/7 on the M&A Science Thinkific page.

Which courses are right for me?

The M&A Science Academy courses were created to cover a range of topics based upon common M&A challenges. We are going to be adding new content regularly so feel free to explore new areas!