Building a Corporate Development Process

The course is designed to teach you about the lifecycle framework of a corporate development function.


Meet your instructor

Justin Trudel is an experienced Corporate Development and M&A executive with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. He has strong business development skills including corporate strategy, deal structure and negotiations, financial modeling, integration lead, data and analytics. He currently serves as a corporate development executive advisor for PMG Digital Agency and previously was SVP of Corporate Development and M&A at Ansira.


Browse Lesson Plan

This course will teach you why taking a modern approach to integration is more effective than the traditional approach. Learn the key differences, outcomes, and hear case studies that support this modernized approach. Integration is often overlooked, despite being one of the most contributing factors to the success of M&A.
Through this course you will learn why traditional integration approaches often fail, how a modern approach can lead to a positive outcome, and basic IMO configuration that give strategies and tactics to implement to internal practices in order to promote a successful integration.


How to continue to add value ahead of a transaction


Partnering with leadership to Develop M&A Strategy

  1. Approaches to gain buy in from leadership team
  2. Outlining strategy in an executable format 
  3. Matching a sourcing approach to the M&A strategy
  4. Maximizing the number of quality opportinities. 

Converting a thesis to measurable integration objectives

Learn how to convert a thesis into measurable integration objectives. Too often integration objectives are qualitative and not quantitative, leading to many issues down the road. This course will teach you to convert a thesis into objectives that are measurable and lead to a better integration outcome.




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Early-adopter special pricing

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.