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How to Formulate an M&A Strategy

Oftentimes, M&A is used as a strategy to expand business. But in fact, M&A is not a strategy. M&A is a tool that businesses can use to achieve their corporate strategy. In this course, learn how to formulate an M&A strategy with Matt Arsenault, VP of Corporate Development at Jamf.

What you’ll learn

  • Corporate Strategy vs M&A Strategy
  • The Importance of an M&A Strategy
  • Mistakes to Avoid When Building an M&A Strategy
  • Socializing the Strategy

Course content

Sharing the Strategy with the Broader Team

The CEO's Position

Creating the M&A Strategy

Steps to Creating a Scorecard

Balancing the Scorecard

Guardrails that Prevent Deal Fever

Who is this course for

Instructor

Matt Arsenault
VP of Corporate Development at Jamf

A Senior Strategic Executive with extensive high tech and manufacturing experience; known for thinking beyond the numbers, focused on execution, improving processes & leading change particularly around new product introductions and early stage market adoption.

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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.

What is included in an M&A Science Academy subscription?

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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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!

How much does the Academy cost?

There is a monthly membership for $150/month, billed monthly or an annual membership for $120/month, billed annually (save 20%)

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