Bridging the Gap Between M&A Diligence and Integration

This course will cover the grey area between diligence and integration.


Meet your instructor

Carlos Cesta is Vice President of Corporate Development at Presidio. He is an investment banking and private equity-trained executive with over 15 years of experience executing and leading strategic initiatives. His expertise is in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, direct investments, alliances, and partnerships. Prior roles include Head of M&A at Dentsu, Director at Verizon and Verizon Ventures, as well as other private equity and Wall Street positions.


Browse Lesson Plan

Connect what happens between making the deal and integrating the deal. Integration is a value capture play that not many have been able to actualize - by connecting and validating the deal thesis early deal teams can improve their success rate. This course will take you through every stage that connects diligence with integration. From how to align deal structure and pricing with integration in mind, to aligning CEOs with the integration lead and identifying red flags, you will learn how to view M&A as a life cycle with connected parts. Course Objective: Connect your overall transaction process and optimize the value created.


Aligning structure throughout the deal stages

  1. How to Structure a Deal
  2. Pricing a Deal with Integration in mind

Integration as a diligence workstream

  1. Connecting the process
  2. Validating the value driver of the deal
  3. Aligning CEOs with the Integration lead 
  4. Identifying Red Flags

Life cycle of the deal

  1. Planning process
  2. Integration process
  3. Transitioning Roles and Developing accountability w/ entrepreneurs
  4. Beyond earnouts



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The academy classes will be released in November. Get unlimited access to all the workshops for 50% off today!


Frequently Asked 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.

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 an early adopter special available now for $480 (regular $960).

How do I cancel?

If you choose to cancel your M&A Science Subscription and wish to end recurring payments go to My Account Billing and hit Cancel for the subscription or payment plan. You will automatically lose access to the academy content at the end of the billing period.