Training Guide

Overview of an M&A Deal

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Training Guide

Overview of an M&A Deal

Topic
M&A Basics
Duration
Format
Remote or in person

What’s Covered

  • Assembling the deal team and the working group list 
  • Initial deal documents
  • The due diligence process
  • The main deal documents 
  • Signing and closing 
  • Post-closing

Before the Session

Prepare the Attendees

Send the attendees an invitation for the session. Include this link, which has the videos and exercise they’ll need to prepare.

https://www.hotshotlegal.com/trainings/overview-of-an-m-a-deal/attendee

Prepare Yourself

Watch the videos and read the exercise so you’re familiar with the Hotshot material.

During the Session

Part 1: Knowledge Check

Ask attendees these questions to ensure they understand the topic:

  • What are some initial deal documents? 
  • What are the first few phases of the deal process? 
  • Name some of the main deal documents.
  • What are the two types of closings for M&A deals?
  • What happens in the post-closing stage of a deal?

Part 2: Group Exercise

Lead a group discussion based on the exercise. To encourage collaboration, divide the attendees into groups to discuss the exercise, then have a representative from each group summarize their views to the larger group. Call on people to share their thoughts and ask others to respond.

Tip for remote sessions: use your web conferencing system’s breakout room feature to divide people into groups.

Part 3: War Stories and Firm Specifics

Share your own experiences and guidance, including:

  • Anecdotes and war stories (e.g., about a near-disaster or a tough negotiation)
  • General practice tips (dos and don’ts)
  • Firm-specific guidance and practices

After the Session

To continue their learning, attendees can check out related courses in Hotshot’s M&A Basics topic.

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