Mergers & Acquisitions Masterclass | GID 42010 | Toronto | 4-5 April 2024

Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

Unleash the potential of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) with our exclusive and high-impact workshop. In the ever-evolving corporate landscape, M&A has become a critical strategic move to thrive in a highly competitive market. As deal values soar and companies seek to expand their market share, innovative technology, and product offerings, it’s vital to stay ahead of the curve.  This M&A Masterclass program will take a deep dive into the essential requirements of international accounting standards, including IFRS 10, 11, 12, and IFRS 3, as well as the intricacies of UK GAAP and US GAAP. Understanding the complex financial reporting frameworks is vital for making informed decisions throughout the M&A process. By gaining insights into these accounting standards, you will enhance your ability to navigate the financial aspects of mergers and acquisitions, ensuring compliance and maximizing value creation.

Join our comprehensive M&A Masterclass, where we delve into the intricate world of M&A strategies, meticulous due diligence, and critical execution considerations. Gain valuable insights into value creation beyond the deal itself and the essential factors that can make or break a successful transaction. Through immersive case studies and real-world examples, you’ll gain the necessary skills, knowledge, and techniques to navigate the pre-M&A landscape, execute deals flawlessly, and seamlessly integrate post-acquisition.

Led by seasoned experts with a wealth of M&A experience, this workshop provides an unparalleled opportunity to become a master in M&A.  Acquire the expertise needed to craft your organization’s growth strategy, identify ideal acquisition targets, and align them with your corporate vision.   Seats for this exclusive Mergers & Acquisitions Masterclass are limited, so secure your spot now. Don’t miss the chance to learn from industry leaders, transform your approach to M&A, and position yourself at the forefront of deal-making success.

 

Key Features

  • Comprehensive M&A Process: Explore the end-to-end M&A process, including identification, due diligence, acquisition, documentation, and integration, while considering the requirements of IFRS, UK GAAP, and US GAAP.
  • Synergy Analysis and Accounting: Learn how to identify and analyze synergies in M&A deals, considering the accounting standards of IFRS, UK GAAP, and US GAAP, to ensure accurate recognition and measurement of assets, liabilities, and non-controlling interests.
  • Deal Structuring and Negotiation: Understand deal structuring techniques and negotiation strategies, while taking into account the reporting and disclosure requirements
  • Strategic Decision-Gain insights into the advantages and pitfalls of strategic decisions in the context of different accounting standards.
  • Measurement Principles and Valuation: Gain a comprehensive understanding of subsequent measurement principles, identification of the acquirer, recognition and measurement of goodwill, deferred consideration, and bargain purchase, while considering the valuation models applied under IFRS, UK GAAP, and US GAAP.

 

For More Information

We hope that the above course description has provided you with a clear understanding of the training program we offer. However, we understand that you may still have questions or need more information before making a decision. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team is here to help you with any queries you may have.  If you would like to learn more about any of our training programs or would like to register for a course, please contact our customer service team. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the registration process.  If you are interested in running our training programs as an in-house program, we can provide you with a customized quotation based on your specific requirements. Our customer service team will be more than happy to assist you with this. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your training needs.

Instructor Bio

Our trainers have specialist knowledge and first-hand experience in implementing the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (USGAAP), UK GAAP, Risk management strategies, Valuations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) reporting, Supply Chain Management, Prudential regulations, Compliance matters (such as Basel regulations, Solvency II, Anti Money Laundering regulations and a number of other evolving regulatory matters) and a whole range of professional development programs (e.g., Negotiations Skills, Presentation Skills, Data Management, Python, Block-Chain, Digital Assets, Becker CPA etc.)

This ensures an engaging and stimulating learning experience for professionals and senior executives, helping to ensure knowledge is retained. They understand the accounting and regulatory requirements, risk environment, industry issues and challenges, risk management strategies, financial reporting & disclosure requirements, and compliance environment. They impart their knowledge using real-life industry examples, simple and user-friendly presentations of important concepts/approaches and case studies.

 

Instructor for this course

Shasat Faculty

 

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Course Description

Introduction

  • M&A process – identification, due diligence, acquisition, documentation, and Integration
  • Identify and analyse the Synergies in M&A
  • Define a ‘Business’ and the applicability of accounting standards
  • Letter of Intent Stage
  • Deal Structuring and Negotiation and Closure
  • Strategic thought process

Due Diligence

  • Post-Merger Integration
  • M&A and Accounting
  • Compliance with IFRS 3
  • Purchase Price allocation (PPP)
  • Complex Accounting Issues and Best Practices

Economic Conditions and growth prospects

  • Pitfalls and advantages for these Strategic decisions
  • Success Factor and Parties involved in M&A Transactions
  • Pre-requisites to an M&A
  • Critical Success Factors and pitfalls to avoid

IFRS, UK, and US GAAP

  • Understanding the concept of control and its significance in determining whether an entity should be consolidated.
  • Exploring the requirements for consolidating subsidiaries, joint arrangements, and structured entities.
  • Understanding the different types of joint arrangements and their classification under IFRS 11. Exploring the accounting treatment for joint operations and joint ventures.
  • Analyzing the requirements for recognizing, measuring, and disclosing joint arrangements in financial statements.
  • Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities.
  • Key GAAP Differences

Acquisition Methods (IFRS 3)

  • Identifying the acquirer
  • Determining the acquisition date
  • Recognising and measuring identifiable assets acquired, liabilities assumed and non-controlling interests
  • Recognising and measuring goodwill/ bargain purchase
  • Leveraged Buyouts and the Private Equity Market

Identifying the Acquirer

  • Reverse Acquisition
  • Determining Acquisition Date
  • Recognition of Assets and Liabilities
  • Contingent Liabilities

Measurement Principles

  • Purchase Price allocation
  • Non-Controlling Interest
  • Recognising and Measuring Goodwill
  • Deferred Consideration
  • Bargain Purchase
  • Calculation and Analysis of EPS Accretion/Dilution
  • Valuation Model applied in M&A Transaction Valuation

Subsequent measurement and accounting

  • Re-acquired rights
  • Contingent liabilities
  • Indemnification assets
  • Contingent consideration
  • Measurement period

Explore real-life case studies covering several megadeals. Learn how entities tackle M&A deals. Challenges, best practices and why some deals fail, and others succeed.

Note: Copying the agenda created by Shasat without proper authorization or attribution is a violation of intellectual property rights. We strongly caution other training providers against using or replicating our unique agenda content for their own programs. Plagiarism and unauthorized use not only undermine originality but also compromise the integrity of the training industry as a whole. We encourage all training providers to respect intellectual property rights, foster innovation, and create their own distinctive agendas to offer value to their participants.

 

Why you must attend?

 

Join the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) program and unlock the secrets to successful dealmaking. This comprehensive program delves into the intricacies of the entire M&A process, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to navigate each stage with confidence. From identification and due diligence to acquisition and post-merger integration, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the critical steps involved in M&A transactions.

A key focus of our program is harnessing the power of synergies in M&A deals. We’ll guide you through the process of identifying and analyzing synergies, enabling you to unlock hidden value and maximize the strategic advantages of combining entities. By mastering this art, you’ll gain the ability to drive growth, expand market share, and enhance competitiveness in today’s dynamic business landscape.  Understanding the complex accounting standards that govern M&A transactions is vital for accurate financial reporting. This program explores the applicability of key standards such as IFRS, UK GAAP, and US GAAP. You’ll gain insights into consolidation requirements, joint arrangements, and the disclosure of interests in other entities. This knowledge will empower you to navigate the nuances of these standards, ensuring compliance and precision in financial reporting.

Real-life case studies of megadeals provide valuable learning experiences, offering a deep dive into the challenges, best practices, and factors that contribute to successful or failed transactions. By studying these examples, you’ll gain invaluable insights into critical success factors and pitfalls to avoid, equipping you with the expertise to make informed decisions and increase your chances of dealmaking success.

This program also emphasizes the importance of enhancing your financial reporting expertise. You’ll delve into topics such as purchase price allocation, measurement principles, and subsequent accounting. With a strong grasp of these concepts, you’ll be able to accurately recognize and measure assets, liabilities, goodwill, and non-controlling interests. Furthermore, you’ll gain practical skills in calculating and analyzing EPS accretion/dilution, ensuring precise financial reporting throughout the entire M&A process.

Enroll in this transformative Mergers & Acquisitions program to elevate your expertise and become a proficient dealmaker. Through comprehensive learning modules, real-life case studies, and expert guidance, you’ll gain the tools and knowledge necessary to excel in the world of M&A. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your M&A skills, strengthen your financial acumen, and position yourself as a successful practitioner in the competitive M&A landscape.

 

Teaching methodology

 Our Mergers & Acquisitions program employs a dynamic and immersive teaching methodology, ensuring maximum impact and knowledge retention. Here’s how we deliver an exceptional learning experience:

  1. Clear and Concise Presentation
  2. Real-life Case Studies
  3. Contextual Examples and Scenarios:
  4. Collaborative Group Exercises:
  5. Discussions on Industry Practices:
  6. Comprehensive Reference Material:
  7. Engaging and Inclusive Atmosphere:

Through this dynamic teaching methodology, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of M&A strategies, due diligence processes, execution considerations, and value creation beyond deals. They will be equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge, and techniques to excel in pre-M&A strategies, deal execution, and post-deal integration.

Enroll in our Mergers & Acquisitions program to experience a transformative learning journey that will enhance your expertise in the world of M&A.

 

Who should attend?

  • Corporate development executives and professionals
  • Investment bankers and financial advisors
  • Attorneys, legal counsels, and compliance professionals
  • Finance and accounting professionals
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Private equity and venture capital professionals
  • Strategy and business development executives
  • Consultants and advisors in M&A roles

 

Feedback

Upon completion of the course, all delegates will receive an evaluation questionnaire aimed at gathering valuable feedback. This feedback is crucial to Shasat’s ongoing commitment to improving the quality of its learning solutions. By analyzing the trends in the responses, we are able to continuously enhance and refine our offerings to meet the evolving needs of our clients.

Venue & other info

Our training programs take place at the most prestigious professional training facilities in the city. Our venues have been meticulously chosen and expertly crafted to deliver an unparalleled and sophisticated learning experience. To further elevate your training journey, we will offer an array of refreshments including gourmet tea/coffee, delectable snacks, and a sumptuous lunch to sustain you throughout the course. Your comfort and satisfaction are of the utmost importance to us.  One week before the program begins, you will receive comprehensive joining instructions that include the exact venue details.

Please note that accommodation arrangements are the responsibility of the attendee.

 

Workshop Delivery (Online Programs)

The workshop will be delivered via the WebEx platform. Upon registration, all participants will receive comprehensive joining instructions for the live workshop. This fully virtual event will encompass a live-streamed presentation, personalized networking opportunities, interactive Q&A sessions, engaging polls, and post-event consultation to address specific concerns and support your continued growth.
 

In-Person Workshop

Please be advised that for all in-person training programs, joining instructions will be sent via email to registered participants one week prior to the program’s commencement. These instructions will provide comprehensive information regarding the venue location, date, and time, as well as other important details such as parking arrangements, dress code, and any necessary equipment or materials. Kindly ensure that you carefully review the joining instructions and follow the guidelines provided to ensure a smooth and well-organized experience during the program.
 

Changes to the conference

Shasat reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to make modifications to the format, speakers, participants, content, venue location, program, or any other aspect of the conference, at any time and for any reason, without incurring any liability. This policy has been implemented due to recent events such as the Covid-19 pandemic and other jurisdictional restrictions. These modifications may include but are not limited to, changes necessitated by a Force Majeure Event
 

Sponsorship

We are pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities for our training programs, providing companies with a unique platform to showcase their brand and services to a highly engaged and relevant audience. By becoming a sponsor, your organization will have the opportunity to build brand awareness, demonstrate thought leadership, and cultivate valuable relationships with industry professionals. Our programs offer a platform to reach a targeted audience and generate new business leads while showcasing your expertise. The benefits of sponsorship include increased brand exposure, opportunities to connect with key decision-makers, and a platform to promote your products and services. We invite you to take advantage of this prime opportunity and partner with us to enhance your visibility and impact within the industry.
 

Terms and Conditions

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About shasat

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Payment

Enroll in our program with ease by choosing from our secure online payment options. You can make a payment through our website using PayPal or Stripe, or opt for a bank transfer, demand draft, or cheque payment. Our payment page will provide all necessary options during checkout. If you encounter any issues, our customer service team is here to assist you. Simply reach out to us with your selected course, and we’ll guide you through the payment process.

We kindly request that you take into consideration any associated bank fees when making your course fee payment. To ensure your participation in the program, payment must be received before the course date. Once we have received both payment and a completed registration form, we will confirm your enrollment in the program. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

Group discount

Our company is proud to offer a group discount of 15% for organizations or individuals who book a course for 5 or more participants. To take advantage of this offer and receive a personalized group discount code, please reach out to our customer service desk at [email protected]. Our team will be delighted to assist you with the booking process and answer any questions you may have. With this group discount, you can invest in the professional development of your team and drive success for your organization. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to learn more.

 

CPD hours

Upon successful completion of the training course, each participant will receive a certificate of completion that attests to the number of hours spent in training and serves as a valuable representation of their dedication to professional development. The certificate is not only a symbol of their achievement but also serves as proof of continuous professional development (CPD) and demonstrates their commitment to staying current in their field. We believe that CPD is a crucial aspect of career advancement and personal growth, and are proud to provide our participants with this important document.

 

Enquiries

For further assistance, we invite you to contact our dedicated customer service team. Our experienced and knowledgeable representatives are available to answer any questions you may have and provide the support you need to make informed decisions. We are committed to ensuring that you have a positive experience and are here to help in any way we can. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at your convenience.

In-House Training

Enhance your team’s skills and drive success for your business with our custom In-house training program. Our tailored approach aligns with your specific business needs, offering a cost and time-efficient solution for upskilling your employees. This not only improves their productivity but also positions your company as a competitive force in the market. Transform your investment in employee development into tangible results by choosing our In-house training option. To discuss and learn more about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact our training desk. We’re ready to help you create a bespoke program that’s just right for you.