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Divestitures: Planning to Execution

In this course, learn about a divestiture's lifecycle, from planning to execution. This course is taught by Larry Forman, Senior Manager at Deloitte and Michael Frankel, SVP and Managing Director, Deloitte New-Venture Accelerator.

What you’ll learn

  • What to prepare before selling a business
  • Anticipating transition services
  • Common divestiture roadblocks
  • Due diligence processes

Course content


What You Need to Prepare When Selling a Business

How Do You Anticipate Transition Services?

Preparing a Business for Sale

Due Diligence Process

Helping Organizations with  Divestitures

Who is this course for

M&A professionals who primarily work on divestiture type transactions, and looking for applicable tips on divestiture planning, all the way through to execution.


Larry Forman
Senior Manager and Head of the Ecosystem for Deloitte’s New Venture Accelerator
Michael Frankel
Founder and Managing Partner of Trajectory Capital

Larry Forman, Senior Manager of Deloitte, has been building company value through global corporate development for over 20 years in the software, data analytics, EDI/E-Commerce, document management, and information and media industries, most recently leading global deal teams at LexisNexis and Teradata. With a background in sales, C-level management, and venture capital, and a passion for innovative deal-making and strategy, he has helped small privately-held firms and large public, multi-national companies accelerate their growth, enter new markets, and create sustainable value. He has completed over a $1 Billion in domestic and international acquisitions and divestitures, often managing global deal teams.


Upon completing this course, you will receive a badge for "Divestitures: Planning to Execution".

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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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