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How to Approach Diligence

How to Approach Diligence

In this course, learn how to approach diligence and build your diligence team from Ben Sutton, Corporate Development at OneTrust.


What you’ll learn

  • Diligence concepts
  • Building a diligence team
  • Functional leads coordination
  • Common diligence mistakes

Course content

How long should diligence take for various sized deals/companies?

How do you avoid falling down a rabbit hole and spending way too much time on one section?

What skills should your diligence team have?

How do you coordinate between functional leads?

How do you avoid duplicate work?

When does diligence end?

Who is this course for

This course is attended for those looking to learn more about diligence such as general concepts, creating a diligence strategy, and critical skills.


Ben Sutton
Senior Manager - Corporate Development at NCR Corporation

Ben Sutton holds a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics, Business Options. Benjamin is in Corporate Development at OneTrust.


Upon course completion, students will receive a badge for "How to Approach Diligence".

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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.

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A subscription includes access to all M&A Science courses, downloadable PDFs, webinars, and more. New content and courses will be added regularly.

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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!

How much does the Academy cost?

There is a monthly membership for $99/month, billed monthly or an annual membership for $79/month, billed annually (save 20%)

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