Mergers & Acquisitions

Call Advisor: Fallon-D Han +65 6516 1037

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Duration: 4 Days + Optional Refresher (1 Day)

Next Run: 11 Nov - 15 Nov 2019 - Apply Now

Venue: Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5

Fees: SGD 6,290 (excl. GST) | 6,730 (incl. GST)


Making M&A Work Strategy

Have you or your organisation been presented with an acquisition or divestment opportunity? Are you preparing for potential growth or consolidation in the near future? You may be aware that merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions have a mixed track record, with many failing to deliver expected benefits, and some even leading to significant loss of value. And unless you are part of a very large organisation, you may have limited M&A experience and expertise within your leadership team.

This programme will help you and your team members develop a clear understanding of the underlying issues, strategic choices and ingredients necessary for ultimate M&A success. The programme takes you through an entire M&A lifecycle, beginning from crafting a growth strategy and target screening, to performing due diligence, and finally closing a deal. You will also learn to construct a strategic roadmap that will help you overcome the hurdles of post-deal integration and enable your organisation to realise the M&A deal's full potential.


Although no prior experience in M&A is required, participants are expected to have some basic knowledge of accounting and finance – i.e. balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements. The first day of the programme is an accounting and finance refresher, which can be opted out of depending on your profile and needs.

Dates and Fees

Dates Venue Fees Excl. GST (SGD) With GST (SGD) Registration
Dates 1
11 Nov - 15 Nov 2019 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 6,290 6,730 Apply Now

Note: GST applies to individuals and Singapore registered companies.

Alumni / Early Payment / Team Enrolment Benefits

All NUS alumni and past participants of NUS Executive Education are entitled to 10% alumni savings on this programme.

Alternatively, you can enjoy savings if you pay early with Visa or MasterCard:
> 45 days before start of programme: 10% savings
> 30 days before start of programme: 5% savings

Team enrolment benefits are also available, please contact the programme advisor for details.

Application Deadline

  • Participants are strongly advised to apply at least 2 months in advance
  • Applications received after the deadline will be considered based on space availability

SkillsFuture Study Award for Singapore Citizens

This programme is a supported course under the SkillsFuture Study Award for International Business. Award recipients will receive a monetary award of S$5,000, which can be used to defray out-of-pocket expenses for this programme.

Sign Up for Two Programmes & Save

Enjoy significant savings of S$2,000 by combining the following courses with this programme:

Leading Transformational Change (LTCCOMBI5L)
Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRMCOMBI5L)
Strategic Marketing Management (SMMCOMBI5L)
Driving Strategic Innovation (DSICOMBI5L)

Terms and conditions apply. Please refer to this information sheet for more details.

You may take this programme as part of the Certificate of Excellence in Global Business.

Core Focus

    • Evaluating your business portfolio and identifying targets for acquisition or consolidation
    • Clarifying the strategic promise of the combined or restructured entity
    • Understanding valuation and due diligence issues
    • Managing the deal, deal structure, contractual terms, and pre and post-deal risk allocation
    • Making it work: 100 days and beyond

Key Benefits

Key Benefits

  • Understand underlying M&A issues and strategic choices
  • Learn M&A best practices and avoid pitfalls
  • Manage the deal and deal players
  • Learn to formulate pre and post-deal strategic roadmaps

Who Should Attend

Leaders and executives who have responsibility for, or who are involved in identifying, planning and/or executing M&A, including:

  • Senior management
  • Business development directors
  • M&A team members in strategic planning, finance, legal or human resources
  • Entrepreneurs


  • This is a comprehensive overview of the M&A process: from strategy to deal-structuring. The faculty is world-class and the content bridges theory with practice.
    Christopher Malone, United Arab Emirates
    Monitor Deloitte

    Well-rounded M&A course taught by the best people in this field. Definitely an eye-opener, and a good introduction for me to apply in my field of work.
    Andreas Subekti, Indonesia
    Vice Managing Director
    PT Deltomed Laboratories

    Excellent and concise programme that covers sufficient critical areas necessary and useful for application in the actual work environment.
    Choo Kin Poo, Singapore
    Senior Global Director, Strategy & Planning
    Covance Inc.

  • Having some experience in M&A, this programme served to fill in some gaps in my knowledge.
    Lionel Wong, Singapore
    Regional Head, Corporate Business Development
    SATS Ltd

    High-quality facilities, top-notch treatment and dynamic content!
    Gilberto Cardoso, Singapore
    Manager, Market Analysis
    BHP Billiton Marketing Asia

    The overall M&A course structure was up-to-date and relevant to the current business environment.
    Mohammad Mohannad Alam Khan, Bangladesh
    General Manager
    Robi Axiata Limited


Programme Director


Jumana Zahalka

Assistant Dean (Undergraduate Academic),
Senior Lecturer, Finance
Academic Director, MSc (Mgt) & CEMS MIM

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Jumana holds a PhD in Finance, an MBA, a JD and a BSc in Accounting. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is called to the Bar of Ontario.

Prior to joining academia, Jumana practiced law at a large Canadian law firm as well as worked as a corporate finance consultant for both Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Her areas of interest include corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity.

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