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Learn Company Acquisitions: How They Work & What To Know

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, MBA and CFO

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14 Videos (42m)
    • 034ACQ Section 01a Course Introduction

      2:06
    • 034ACQ Section 01b Instructor Introduction

      1:59
    • 034ACQ Section 02a Overview and Introduction to What To Know

      3:49
    • 034ACQ Section 02b Finding Suitable Companies to Acquire

      3:00
    • 034ACQ Section 02c Due Diligence Process

      3:20
    • 034ACQ Section 02d Lots of Good Companies Few Great Ones

      2:23
    • 034ACQ Section 02e Staffing The Aquired Company

      3:09
    • 034ACQ Section 02f Cash Payments

      3:07
    • 034ACQ Section 02g Equity and Allocation

      2:28
    • 034ACQ Section 03a Action Plan

      3:37
    • 034ACQ Section 03b Overall Impact

      2:43
    • 034ACQ Section 03c Case Studies

      4:08
    • 034ACQ Section 03d FAQs

      4:12
    • 034ACQ Section 04a Course Conclusion

      2:20

About This Class

Business and company acquisitions - learn what is involved, the process, the best practices & how you can be successful

** New Course for 2018! **

When one business acquires another business there is quite a bit involved.  The process can be fairly large and daunting, and for someone who has not done it before, it is a bit of a mystery.  It doesn't have to be though! By following a simple, set process, you will be an expert at company acquisitions in no time. 

In this course, you will learn the key points of the acquisition process.  Not only the process but also what are the best business practices, the pitfalls to avoid, and how to have a successful acquisition.  Below is more detail about what you will learn and be able to do after this course:

What We Learn In The Course:  

  • Discuss how to find suitable acquisition targets
  • The due diligence process
  • Company selection 
  • Staffing thoughts for the acquired company
  • Payment - how do you buy another company
  • Impact and reasons for acquiring companies
  • Have a 10 point Action Plan to acquire companies
  • View 3 case studies on companies related to business acquisitions
  • And Much More!!!

At any point if you have a question, please feel free to ask through the course forum, I'd be happy to answer any and all questions.  

Chris Benjamin, MBA & CFO is a seasoned professional with over 20 years experience in accounting, finance, mergers and business acquisitions.  Having spent the first 10 years of my career in corporate settings with both large and small companies, I learned a lot about the accounting process, managing accounting departments, financial reporting, external reporting to board of directors and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and working with external auditors.  

The following 10+ years I decided to go into CFO Consulting, working with growing companies and bringing CFO level experience to companies.  I help implement proper best business practices in accounting and finance, consult on implementation of accounting systems, implementing accounting procedures, while also still fulfilling the CFO roll for many of my clients which includes financial reporting, auditing, working with investors, financial analysis and much more.  

Thank you for signing up for this course. I look forward to being your instructor for this course and many more!

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, CFO & MBA

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Chris Benjamin

Instructor, MBA and CFO