Developing and managing a successful portfolio of businesses requires taking the right path to acquire, redeploy or divest resources and capabilities. Whether that means a merger, an acquisition, an alliance, a licensing contract, a divestment or internal development, it is imperative to understand the pros and cons of each path and to learn which is most appropriate for a successful corporate strategy.
The curriculum of the new INSEAD executive education programme, M&As and Corporate Strategy, has been designed by INSEAD faculty based on their most recent research and teaching innovations. It uses case studies developed at INSEAD specifically for this new programme that feature real-world examples of portfolio growth and restructuring, as well as value-creating and value-destroying, M&As and divestitures. These are sourced from a range of industries that include financial services, telecommunications, packaging, chemicals and manufacturing.
- Define your optimal portfolio of businesses, as well as the right mix of internal and external growth
- Enhance your M&A capabilities through the development of a disciplined and holistic process for acquiring and integrating new resources and skills
- Design a post-M&A integration approach that fits strategic objectives, while also taking into account human constraints