Planning and Executing a Divestiture

In this course you will learn how to plan and execute a divestiture.


Meet your instructor

Larry Forman, Senior Manager of Deloitte, has been building company value through global corporate development for over 20 years in the software, data analytics, EDI/E-Commerce, document management, and information and media industries, most recently leading global deal teams at LexisNexis and Teradata. With a background in sales, C-level management, and venture capital, and a passion for innovative deal-making and strategy, he has helped small privately-held firms and large public, multi-national companies accelerate their growth, enter new markets, and create sustainable value. He has completed over a $1 Billion in domestic and international acquisitions and divestitures, often managing global deal teams.


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.


Conducting Due Diligence on What You're Going to Sell

  • Identifying the Different Variables in the Divestiture 
  • Validating your Hypothesis
  • Doing Repair Work

How to package the deal

  • Setting expectations Upfront 
  • How to do the P&L
  • Structuring and Negotiating TSA
  • Ring Fencing

The Sales Process

  • Identifying the right buyers
  • How to engage prospects
  • What Documentations to Provide
  • Setting up the Deal Room



special pricing

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.