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Preparing and Executing Divestitures

Even though no two divestitures are alike, teams can create plays to streamline the process. In this course, learn how to use plays to help prepare for and execute a divestiture.

What you’ll learn

  • The divestiture framework
  • How to use divestiture playbooks
  • Creating a divestiture gameplan
  • Repeatable scripts

Course content

Using a playbook to prepare and execute a divestiture

Building a divestiture gameplan

Repeatable Scripts

How do you encourage leaders to embrace change?

What resources are available for newcomers in M&A?

What are some post-mortem exercises you can use to revive plays for future deals?

Who is this course for

Anyone interested in learning how to utilize plays when going through a divestiture process.


Toby Tester
Senior Consultant & Project Manager at BTD

Toby Tester is the Senior M&A Consultant, Project Manager at BTD. He has nearly 20 years of experience delivering strategic, financial and operational value from dozens of M&A deals. Toby has worked on designing operating models, carve out strategies, PMI plans, setting up PMO offices and more.


Members will earn a badge for ""Divestiture Plays: Preparing and Executing Divestitures" upon completion.

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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.

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