Developing an Integration Playbook

Learn how to align corporate development and integration teams and build an integration playbook.


Meet your instructor

Scott Hile is Senior Director of Corporate Development at Enviva and is an accomplished mergers and acquisitions and global business leader, skilled at effective verbal and written communication, sought for mentoring. Known for uniting globally dispersed teams around cohesive project visions in achieving organizational goals. He has a track record of providing education and building capability in direct reports. He has experience with over 75 M&A and joint venture transactions (40+ closed, lead on 35+) and has 13+ years of evaluating, diligencing, and negotiating, and now 4+ years of successfully sourcing, transactions globally across a range of deal sizes and structures.


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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.


Developing integration playbook

  • Process
  • Integration Leads 
  • Work from PM standpoint 
  • Pre close and Post close

Diligence driving successful integration

  • Communication between the teams
  • Creating a data room where everyone always has access to it
  • Creating checkpoints of project charters

Mitigation plans and countermeasures




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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.