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Divestiture Planning and Executing

This course is designed to teach you how to prepare for a divestiture and improve a carve-out strategy.

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS

Meet your instructor

An M&A Consultant and Project Manager with BTD, Toby Tester has 20 years of experience delivering strategic, financial and operational value for M&A deals. He designs operating models, carve-out strategies, post-merger integration plans, and has worked on integration management office development.

Toby Tester

Senior Consultant & Project Manager at BTD

About the workshop

Learn how to prepare for a divestiture. The workshop is designed for practitioners looking to learn best and most current practices for divestitures and improve their carve-out strategy. A divestiture is often seen as far less exciting and glamorous than a traditional acquisition. There are many nuances that make divestitures complicated, but they can be a powerful tool in gaining value. This course covers divestiture setup, carve-out planning, and execution in detail. It also provides a comprehensive checklist and plan so you can apply what you learn to your own divestiture processes.

Skills and Topics covered
  1. Setup 
  2. Carve out Planning
  3. Execution
Carve out Prep
  1. Strategic check-in - why does this asset/business unit not fit with organization?
  2. Define the asset/business unit value
  3. Financial assessment
  4. Identify Interdependencies e.g. Unions, vendor agreements
  5. Consider factors e.g. marketing strategy - how will you find the buyer?
Carve out Planning
  1. Execute Day 1 readiness check
  2. Execute carve-out detailed plan
  3. Transition all assets and processes
  4. Implement service-level and transition service agreements
Implementation and Execution
  1. Execute Day 1 readiness check
  2. Execute carve-out detailed plan
  3. Transition all assets and processes
  4. Implement service-level and transition service agreements

Frequently asked questions

General FAQ

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 each quarter.

Courses

Where can I watch the courses?

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How does the free trial work?

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!

Pricing and Payment

How much does the Academy cost?

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

How does the free trial work?

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