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Mergers & Acquisitions: Tips and Speed Bumps to Avoid

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Business Management & Organization - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Practice Management
Richard A. Karwic, MBA
Course Levels:
2 Hours
Product Setting: Expires 40 day(s) after program date.



Mergers, acquisitions and alliances have been and continue to be major avenues to organizational growth and increased competitive advantage. Despite the great initial promise of many mergers and alliances, few seem to yield the anticipated results.

Numerous studies indicate that between 55% and 77% of mergers fail to accomplish their intended purpose. This course helps financial professionals, and their advisors identify, execute, and consummate mergers and acquisitions that create shareholder value while avoiding the many traps that can cause post-acquisition failure.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Identifying the key considerations when exploring mergers as a tactic to achieve strategic objectives
  • Understanding some of the key issues to consider when utilizing mergers

Major Subjects
  • Making strategic acquisitions
  • Identifying potential acquisition candidates
  • Alternatives to M&A
  • Identifying and understanding organizational culture
  • Understanding the keys to effective and efficient due diligence
  • Planning and executing an effective integration
  • Key considerations

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Richard A. Karwic, MBA's Profile

Richard A. Karwic, MBA Related Seminars and Products

Richard A. Karwic, MBA, has served as a management consultant for the most recent 10 years, after serving for 15 years as Chief Financial Officer for several diverse businesses in a wide variety of industries. Mr. Karwic also served as Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions for a mid-cap investment banking firm. Richard has worked in over 100 businesses, including divisions of Fortune 1,000 companies such as Stanley – Black & Decker, Parker Hannifin, Pfizer, and Linatex Corporation of America, where he also served on the Board of Directors.  Mr. Karwic has been leading seminars since 1999 and has lectured at Western New England College.  Richard’s business practice is based in Wethersfield, CT. 


Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Financial professionals
Original Recording Date 02/2024
Course Developer The Knowledge Institute, LLC
Date Added to Catalog 10/2023

Additional Information

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Official Registry Statement

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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