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Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

ICSA: The Governance Institute


What will I learn?

Master this critical (but frequently misunderstood) area of business development.

Over half of all business acquisitions fail. Taking the time to learn about due diligence will reduce your risks and improve your chances of successful

Due diligence helps make better development decisions by answering key questions. Am I buying the company I think I'm buying? How can I avoid unexpected costs and surprises? How can I negotiate the best deal?

This course helps newcomers get to grips with this complex area, learning what to look out for and what to avoid.

What will you get out of it?

Immediate access to a course that teaches you how to:

  • Master the practical aspects of due diligence
  • Plan the process and select the right advisers
  • Recognise the importance and pitfalls of integration
  • Identify and quantify potential problems and liabilities
  • Understand the issues of cross-border due diligence and create a strategy to cope with these

See course content for full list.

If completed within 12 weeks you will also receive:

  • An ICSA Certificate to show you have completed the course
  • 4 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

How it works
The course is available immediately and can be completed on computers or tablets. To qualify for the certificate and CPD time, you must complete it within 12 weeks of purchase.

Course price

£80 + VAT (non-members)
£70 + VAT (ICSA members)
£50 + VAT (ICSA students)

What do I need to know?

This course will help newcomers quickly get to grips with this complex area, learning what to look out for and what to avoid.

Course info


Certificate of Attendance/Completion/Achievement (no assessment element)

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode




Total time for completion

12 weeks

More info on price

£80 + VAT (non-members) £70 + VAT (ICSA members) £50 + VAT (ICSA students)

Who runs this course?



The ICSA has been supporting governance professionals for over 125 years. Our globally respected programme delivers the authoritative training  and  qualifications that build careers. Whatever your experience, we can help you develop your understanding of the law, compliance, governance and administration. In addition to the courses and qualifications offered here, ICSA is a community of 15,000 professionals and over 100 local branches around the world. ICSA Qualifications  Our core qualification is the internationally recognised  ICSA Qualifying Programme which leads to chartered status and full membership of ICSA. It can be studied through classroom-based tuition, online

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