Programme overview

Develop your business through M&A

Successful growth through acquisitions requires a well-defined corporate strategy and a high level of analytical and strategic expertise to plan and execute individual transactions. In this program, you will learn how to enhance and implement your own company‘s growth strategy through acquisitions and systematic acquisition programs.

Based on the corporate strategy, you derive the portfolio analysis to increase competition and diversification. You conduct strategic synergy analyzes and create a selection of takeover candidates that optimally complement their corporate portfolio. You clarify the acquisition motives and the success factors and create systematic acquisition programs. With this know-how, you can occupy attractive strategic business segments through acquisitions of business units or competitors.

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Strategies for Growth and Success Factors of Mergers and Acquisitions

Target Audience

This compact seminar is aimed at executives responsible for corporate governance or in important strategic decisions.

Application Criteria

Experienced managers with strategic decision-making powers or advising on M&A processes.

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Your Benefit

  • Based on the corporate strategy, you derive the portfolio analysis to increase competition and diversification.
  • You conduct strategic synergy analyzes and create a selection of takeover candidates that optimally complement their corporate portfolio.
  • You occupy attractive strategic business segments through acquisitions of business units or competitors.
  • You clarify the acquisition motives and the success factors and create systematic acquisition programs.
  • You are able to perform Post Merger considerations on Organizational Design and Integration.
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Program structure

Corporate Strategy and Portfolio

  • Corporate strategy – Use of mergers and acquisitions as the means for growth
  • Clarify acquisition motivations, synergies and success factors
  • Portfolio analysis – Develop strategies for competition and diversification
  • Occupy attractive strategic business segments

Governance and Acquisition Programs

  • Reinforce the role of corporate governance in mergers and acquisitions
  • Incorporate the specialties of cross-border mergers and acquisitions into strategic considerations
  • Move from individual acquisitions to acquisition programs

Portfolio Optimization

  • Develop your own management style – manage yourself and your team confidently and persuasively
  • Effective and inspiring leadership – develop and communicate a common vision
  • Change management – overcome resistance and motivate your employees to stand behind a common goal

Faculty

  • Prof. Dr. Dr.Tomi Laamanen, Chaired Professor of Strategic Management and Director of the Institute of Management (IfB) HSG. Expert on Strategy with a special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, managerial cognition and capability dynamics. As a member of the supervisory board and strategy consultant, he cooperates with international companies in various industries.
  • Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok, since 2011, Winfried Ruigrok Dean is the executive School of Management, Technology & Law at the University of St.Gallen. Since 1996 he has been Professor of International Management and Director of the Research Center for International Management (FIM-HSG). His research interests include strategy, internationalization of management and boards of directors, and corporate governance.
  • Manfred A. Ebling, lic. oec. HSG, Head of Risk Policies & Governance, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. Senior Finance Executive with transaction and leadership experience in Financial Services, Management Consulting and Industry with focus on risk management, M&A and legacy related work such as strategic project selection, due diligence, negotiation, closing and post-closing including integration, restructuring and board membership.

Why University of St.Gallen

The HSG – your partner for first-class executive education in Switzerland

At the University of St. Gallen (HSG), you can choose from one of the largest executive education portfolios in the German speaking region – the right programme for your needs and career objectives. The renowned quality and practical relevance of the learning experience convinces more than 6000 participants per year. Profit from an Executive Degree from St.Gallen – the best business school in the German-speaking world – and get ahead in your career!

  • For high-quality teaching and executive training by top researchers

  • For competent executives

  • For Lifelong Learning

  • For international collaborations

This is what distinguishes the HSG
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