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Executing a Divestiture Without a Bank

In this course, learn how to successfully execute a divestiture without using a bank from Russ Hartz, Vice President of Corporate Development at Ansys.

What you’ll learn

  • Finding the right buyer
  • Assessing a potential divestiture
  • Taking a divestiture to market
  • Divestitures and TSAs

Course content

What type of subsidiary business should be divested and how do you assess it?

How would you run a divestiture without a bank?

Why would you choose to not use a bank for a divestiture?

How do you choose the right buyer?

Finding the Right Research Tools

Going through the divestment process, standing up the entity on its own, and taking it to market.

Who is this course for

M&A professionals seeking guidance on how to go through a divestiture without using an investment bank.


Russ Hartz
VP of Corporate Development at ANSYS, Inc.

Russ Hartz is an experienced corporate development professional, with specific expertise in M&A and investments and post-merger integration. He is responsible for evaluating, negotiating and managing the transaction process for SAP acquisitions and strategic investments worldwide.Russ currently manages a team of 10 M&A and integration professionals.


Upon completing this course, you will receive a badge for "Executing a Divestiture Without a Bank".

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!