What you’ll learn

  • Setting up both sides of the deal for a successful integration
  • Integration roadblocks to anticipate and how to avoid them
  • Preventing valuation surprises
  • Providing the corporate development team with the right tools

Course content

Ensuring Integration Success for Both Sides of the Deal

Post Merger Integration: Don't Just Integrate, Innovate!

Common Integration Roadblocks

How to Prevent Valuation Surprises and Accounting During M&A Transactions

The Benefits of Leading M&A with Integration

Setting Up a Corporate Development Team for Success

Who is this course for

This course is intended for M&A professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds, and includes information on corporate development, integration, valuation, and accounting.


Toby Tester
Senior Consultant & Project Manager at BTD
Russ Hartz
VP of Corporate Development at ANSYS, Inc.
Dan Menge
Head of M&A Integration at AMD
Carlos Cesta
Vice President Corporate Development at Presidio
Stacy Hendricks
Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal
Javid Moosaji
M&A Sales Integration Strategy at PayPal
Brian Buchert
Vice President, Corporate Strategy and M&A at Church & Dwight
PJ Patel
Co-CEO, Valuation Research Corporation (VRC)
Steve Elliott
Head of Jira Align at Atlassian
Christina Amiry
Head of M&A Strategic Operations at Atlassian

Toby Tester, Senior Consultant & Project Manager at BTD | Russ Hartz, VP of Corporate Development at ANSYS, Inc | Dan Menge, Sr Director/Head of M&A Integration at Xilinx | Carlos Cesta, Vice President, Corporate Development/M&A at Presidio | Stacy Hendricks, Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal | Javid Moosaji, Global Head of Partner Channels, Partner Solutions & Platform Transformation at Travelex | Brian Buchert, Senior Manager - Corporate Development at NCR Corporation | PJ Patel, Co-CEO & Senior Managing Director at Valuation Research Corporation (VRC) | Steve Elliott, Head of Jira Align at Atlassian | Christina Amiry, Head of M&A Strategic Operations, Integration at Atlassian


Upon completing this course, you will receive a badge for "M&A Virtual Summit".

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!