Acquisition Strategy Planning Workshop: The Essentials of Acquisition Strategy

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The Acquisition Strategy Planning Workshop for executives who are thinking about making acquisitions is to be conducted in Orlando, Florida on 4/22/09.

Acquisition Strategy Planning Workshop, a full day workshop will be conducted by Center for Simplified Strategic Planning's President Robert W. Bradford.

The purpose of this workshop is to equip the participants with the basic essential tools for developing a solid strategic foundation for acquisitions.
The key to making acquisitions work is knowing -
1. When to pursue acquisitions
2. When not to acquire
3. Who should and should not be targeted
4. How to integrate the acquired company after the banks and advisors have made their money and gone home

According to Bradford, "If you are considering an acquisition to help grow your business, it would be well worth your while to learn the things that the 'experts' in banks and accounting or acquisition consulting firms won't tell you. You see, most players in the mergers and acquisitions market only make money when you make a deal - and the easier the deal, the better - for them. For your company, however, the best deal might not be any deal or it might not be the easiest deal.
When you start looking to do acquisitions, it's a lot easier to get people to tell you to say 'yes' than to say 'no'. But sometimes, no is the right answer. This workshop will give you tools for spotting poor strategic and cultural fit, as well as the basic economics of bad acquisitions. It will also cover the most common warning signs of a poor acquisition target - and how to spot them before you make an offer."

Strategic Acquisition Planning Workshop
1. Does an acquisition make sense?
2. Who should we acquire?
3. Who should we not acquire?
4. The acquisition team
5. Strategic acquisition valuation
6. Deciding not to acquire
7. Acquisition courtship
8. We've made the acquisition - now what?
9. Getting the most out of the acquisition
10. Making the acquisition work long-term

For additional information about the teleseminar series on Acquisition Strategy visit

About Bradford:
Robert Bradford is a nationally acclaimed strategy authority, CEO of the Center for Simplified Strategic Planning and author of the best-selling book, Simplified Strategic Planning. Over the past 20 years, Robert has worked with hundreds of companies by stimulating great strategic thinking. A nationally acclaimed speaker, Robert's seminars are engaging, full of great tips and entertainment and build on years of real-world strategic decisions. Seminar participants describe him as brilliant, funny and thought provoking.

About Center for Simplified Strategic Planning
Since 1981, Center for Simplified Strategic Planning has provided client companies the strategic planning tools and leadership required to obtain superior strategic results. We understand the challenges typically faced by our clients in installing systems and practices necessary to support growth, while maintaining day to day operations.

Robert W. Bradford, Chairman
Center for Simplified Strategic Planning

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