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Preparing Your Organization for a Divestiture

Before any divestiture, management needs to get an upfront assessment of their current resources. Learn how to conduct it in this course.

What you’ll learn

  • How to prepare an organizational readiness assessment
  • Creating your organizational readiness assessment
  • Organizational readiness challenges to anticipate
  • How to prevent rushing through a transaction

Course content

What is organizational readiness? + Quiz

Signs that Show Promise in a Company with Minimal Transaction Experience

Common Organizational Readiness Challenges + Quiz

Traits to Look for in a Separation Manager

Where does the desire to rush through a transaction come from?

Common Organizational Readiness Challenges + Quiz

Who is this course for

Teams that need to create an organization readiness assessment prior to a divestiture.


Toby Tester
Senior Consultant & Project Manager at BTD

Toby Tester is the Senior M&A Consultant, Project Manager at BTD. He has nearly 20 years experience delivering strategic, financial and operational value from dozens of M&A deals. Toby has worked on designing operating models, carve out strategies, PMI plans, setting up PMO offices and more.


Upon completing this course, you will receive a badge for "Preparing Your Organization for a Divestiture".

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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%)

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