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Due diligence for acquisitions

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General objective

This course focuses on the core part of a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) project: how to plan, evaluate, analyze and then synthesize the information accumulated. The due diligence process has multiple objectives: deciding whether to proceed, providing a basis for pricing the transaction, and preparing for life after the deal is consummated. In this seminar, participants will be able to deepen their understanding of M&A transactions, understand strategic objectives of a due diligence review, plan an acquisition, develop valuation and pricing recommendations, understand critical issues in confidentiality agreements and identify key issues in a prospective acquisition.


The due diligence process has multiple objectives: deciding whether to proceed, providing a basis for pricing the transaction, and preparing for life after the deal is consummated.


By the end of this training activity, participants will be able to:

  • identify and execute the components of the due diligence process;
  • evaluate financial data and apply financial review procedures;
  • describe non-financial due diligence areas of consideration (HR, IT, etc.);
  • identify common lessons learned and tips and traps in the due diligence process.


  • M&A process overview 
  • Planning for the transaction
  • Information and confidentiality
  • Financial review: quality of earnings and normalized EBITDA, net working capital and net debt
  • Financial, human resources, legal and operational reviews 
  • Purchase agreement and purchase price adjustments
  • Integration matters
  • Common findings and conclusion

Target audience

This course will benefit financial managers and accountants who have experience in M&A and would like fresh perspectives, those undertaking due diligence for the first time, and those on the receiving end of a due diligence review.


Participants should have attended a post-secondary level course in finance (or have equivalent knowledge) or should have a basic understanding of, or experience in, mergers & acquisitions.


Full description

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For all

Training season: 2020-2021
Session No.: 2852
Accessible from: 2020-11-19, 00:00 to 2021-08-31, 23:59
Instructor: Raphael Marcel
Duration: 7.00 h
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Fee schedule

Session available

Unlimited places

  CPA member Non-member
À la carte $525.00 $675.00
CPA passport 525 PDC N/A
Multi-CPA passport 525 PDC N/A
Multi-user passport 525 PDC 675 PDC
CPA Promo 525 PDC N/A