5 days


30 Jan – 03 Feb           15 – 19 May    07 – 11 August 30 Oct – 03 Nov 2024




The Business Xchange Hub, Marco Polo House
3-5 Lansdowne Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 2BX United Kingdom

Course Objective:

This is a highly practical course that will help you budget for sales, costs, capital expenditure, and financing for the optimal use of economic resources. Budgeting and forecasting is an integral part of the strategic management processes in all organisations. Almost all individuals become involved in budgeting and planning at one time or another during their career. Modern organisations require well-trained and competent individuals who are able to effectively manage the economic resources at their disposal. This is achieved through a focus on process excellence, good communications, interpersonal relationships, and the ability to embrace and manage constantly changing internal and external environments, which are a part of the challenges faced day to day.

This course on Budgeting, Planning, forecasting, simulation and reporting is to assist individuals at every level in the organisation in their involvement in the budget process. This course offers an opportunity for delegates to focus on developing and enhancing their knowledge and practical application of all the concepts, processes, and techniques involved in budgeting for optimal performance.

Who should attend

Those working within the management of medium to large corporations who are entrusted with the task of Due Diligence and/or Valuation would benefit from this course. It will also be useful for those involved in banks, other financial institutions and regulators that require further knowledge regarding the merger and acquisition activities of their clients.

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • General Management
  • Financial Management
  • Legal Management
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Strategic Managers
  • Bank Credit Managers


Mergers and Acquisitions are complex. The good news for organisations is that there is a tried and tested method for due diligence and there are business valuation techniques which the attendees will learn in class and through case studies.


Skills learnt at this training course will have a positive impact in your career at any organistion.

This course can also be taken in

Accra: 22 – 26 Jan      08 – 12 May    31 July – 04 August    30 Oct – 03 Nov 2024

Dubai:  29Jan – 02 Feb           01 – 5 April     24 – 28 June    2 – 6 Sept2024

Course Content
      • Introduction and Business Strategy 

        • Overview of Mergers and Acquisitions and their Evolution
        • How deals fit into a businesses growth strategy?
        • What type of acquisitions would be suitable to your firm?
        • What we can learn from real life case studies?

        Definitions and Principal Players 

        • Definitions involve in Mergers and Acquisitions and Due Diligence
        • Type of Acquisitions
        • Types of Due Diligence including Legal, HR, Operational, Commercial
        • Roles of the Parties
        • How will we recognise success?

        Financial Due Diligence 

        • When is due diligence required?
        • The Phases of Due Diligence
        • You will Review the Standard Checklists and Appreciate When and When Not These are Relevant
        • Discussion: Cultural and Economic Differences in the Gulf for Due Diligence

        Business Valuation 

        • Providing an Accurate Valuation of the Target is Vital
        • Learning about the Alternative Business Valuation Techniques and Importantly When to Use Each One
        • Consider the Potential Synergies to Your Firm and also the Sensitivities to Key Dependencies
        • The Role of Finance and Leveraging Transactions


        • It is not just about the financial matters and therefore you will learn the importance of Human Resources, culture and systems to the success of the deal
        • You will present the final results of your case study
        • A Sound Merger and Acquisition Process has considered all aspects of integration and planned for success


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