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Mergers & Acquisitions

Programme Overview

Driven by global economic recovery, improved investors' confidence and t​echnological disruption in recent years, the robust growth in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in Asia and across the globe is set to continue. Despite volatile financial markets, Asian corporations are showing a strong appetite for acquisitions, led by mega deals from China, Japan and India.

To help organisations structure winning deals, this programme provides participants an end-to-end understanding of the entire M&A value chain including strategy, valuation, financing options, negotiation and implementation issues associated with M&A. Special topics include cross-border acquisitions and post-merger integration.

Understand the strategic considerations and issues involved

Learn to structure, negotiate and implement winning deals

Increase shareholder value through skillfully managed M&A

  1. Key Benefits

    At the end of the programme, participants will gain an understanding of:

    - The role of M&A as a legitimate activity in any entity’s corporate strategy and growth policy.

    - The processes involved in M&A, including target identification, due diligence, negotiation and implementation.

    - Common tools and techniques in valuation including estimation of synergies and determination of premium.

    - Deal structuring, financing options, including method of payments.

    - Specific issues in corporate restructuring, private equity and leverage buyouts, cross-border acquisitions and post-merger integration.

  2. Programme Structure

    The 3-day programme will be conducted with an interactive seminar-style approach supported by relevant case studies and group breakout sessions.

    For more details of the programme outline, please download brochure here.
  3. Who Should Attend

    Typical participants include, but are not limited to:

    - Market / Business development managers

    - Corporate strategy managers

    - CFOs

    - Directors/Leaders of SMEs

    - Middle to senior level executives who are involved at any stage of M&A for their organisations

  4. Programme Dates and Venue

    Date: 15 - 17 April 2020

    Classes will be conducted at NTU facilities @one-north or at a hotel in town.
    Address: NTU@one-north, 11 Slim Barracks Rise (off North Buona Vista Road), Singapore 138664
  5. Programme Fees and Funding

    Fees in SGD: $3,880

    The fees above exclude GST. The usual 7% GST applies.

    Programme fees cover lunch, refreshments and study materials.
    Click here for more information on discounts, refund and cancellation policies.

    Funding Options

    SkillsFuture Study Award ($5000)
    This course is supported by SkillsFuture Study Award. Please visit the website for more information on the eligibility criteria.

    IBF Financial Training Scheme (FTS) – for MAS registered companies only
    • Company-sponsored participants who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible for 50% funding of programme fee, subject to a cap of S$2,000 per participant per programme module
    • Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above will be eligible for 90% co-funding of programme fee, subject to a cap of S$2,000 per participant per programme.
    • Singapore Permanent Residents in this age group will be eligible for 50% co-funding of programme fee subject to a cap of S$2,000 per participant per programme. More information on FTS is available at:

  6. Testimonials

    "The programme helps participants gain a good understanding of the whole M&A eco-system. It provides good insights to the key criteria in formulation and execution of M&A strategies through lectures, case studies and discussions. The lecturer shared his own wealth of experience in class and was very patient in answering participants’ queries."

    Leeann Tiong
    Asia Treasury Manager, Roquette Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

    "This M&A executive programme provides depth and breadth across multiple business cases and real life scenarios. I've learnt how M&As are evaluated and structured with key insights to how we can scrutinise synergistic value, realise valuations and the rigor required post-merger. Will recommend this programme to managers who would like to extend their learning from the business planning perspective to being deal makers in the M&A landscape."

    Andy Koh
    Associate Director, Singtel

    "Good coverage such as private equity and due diligence that validates my experiences"

    Philip Lim
    Business Development Director, Chevron USA Inc (Singapore)


    Assoc Prof Ho Kim Wai
    Division of Banking & Finance

    Prof Ho is an Associate Professor of Banking and Finance at Nanyang Business School, NTU. He graduated with a First Class (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant in England and Wales, and later obtained both his Masters and PhD degrees in finance.

    Prof Ho’s teaching and research interests are in corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation and financial statement analysis and modelling. He has won many honors for his academic contributions. He was conferred the Public Service Medal Award (PBM) in 2005 and Long Service Medal (National Day Honours) in 2015.

    He has provided consulting services and training to variousbanks and government organsations. Some of these organisations include China Construction Bank, China Merchant Bank, China Minsheng Bank, DBS Bank, Huaxia Bank, ICBC, Economic Development Board, GIC, Infocomm Development Authority, JTC, Keppel Corporation and Monetary Authority of Singapore.

    To read more about Assoc Prof Ho Kim Wai and his achievements, please click here.

Execute Winning Deals Through ​​​​​​​​​Enhanced Understanding Of Mergers & Acquisitions

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