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Internal Due Diligence

In this M&A Science Academy course, learn how to conduct internal diligence from M&A Integration Expert, Pat Belotti. Throughout the course, Pat dives into the differences between internal and external diligence, creating diligence templates, gaining economies of scale, maintaining confidentiality during diligence, and more.

What you’ll learn

  • External vs Internal Due Diligence
  • Gaining Economies of Scale from Internal Diligence
  • Maintaining Confidentiality While Running Internal Diligence
  • Creating a Diligence Template: Assumptions and Preliminary Ideas

Course content

Why is due diligence critical to success?

How important is cultural fit during confirmatory due diligence?

What should preliminary due diligence look like?

How important is the deal thesis to the initial assessment?

Should a single integration manager own the operational execution post-close or should a member of the business unit lead the integration

Is hiring a consultant for diligence worth it?

Who is this course for

This M&A Science Academy course, was created for anyone interested in learning how to conduct internal diligence and the importance of the process. Throughout the course, Pat dives into the differences between internal and external diligence, creating diligence templates, gaining economies of scale,  maintaining confidentiality during diligence, and more.


Pat Belotti
M&A Integration Expert, previously at: Cisco, Microsoft, Zendesk

Pat Belotti is an M&A Integration Expert, who previously worked at Cisco, Microsoft, and Zendesk. Pat has Lled integration efforts for over 100 acquisitions in the last 20 years and developed integration practices for large multinationals. She also has experience working with corporate development teams and executives in the early evaluation stages of deals.


Upon completion, Academy members will receive an "internal due diligence" course badge.

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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.

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!

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%)

How do I cancel?

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