6-weeks M&A Integration Masterclass

An On-Demand Self-Paced Step-by-Step Course to Master M&A Integration Technic and Framework


with Anirvan Sen

So, you’d like to implement an M&A Integration confidently? Awesome. Implementing an M&A Integration successfully is one of the surest ways to catapult your career to a different level. But the process of integration is fraught with challenges and uncertainties.

How do I effectively run an Integration? Where can I find a checklist? What will be the depth of Integration? How do you mobilize the organization? How can your synergies benefit with the least impact on the business? How do you manage interdependencies between functions? How do you ensure that the schedules and timelines are met, and organizations are culturally consolidated?

In M&A Integration Masterclass, I’ll walk you step-by-step through the entire process of planning an M&A Integration. Specific frameworks, a real business case tutorial, and industry examples along the way will enable you to lead M&A integrations confidently and get noticed by your executive leadership.

Your CEO is waiting to see you in action.


How to prepare and launch

a successful M&A Integration

Across 6 weeks, you’ll learn all about:

  • The why M&A Integration: You’ll gain a deep perspective on how and why M&A is required as a strategy by organizations across the world—from understanding the build-borrow-buy method to leveraging the most powerful framework required for integration planning by which you can plan and implement an M&A integration uniquely and confidently each time.
  • Mastering the technical stuff: I’ll help you with all the technical frameworks and know-how required to use these frameworks like a professional, including an in-depth understanding of stages of M&A Integration Training, Haspeslagh-Jemison quadrant for integration depth, Business Model Canvas, Operating Model Canvas, Cultural integration, Change management, Greiner’s curve of organization evolution, Cameron-Quinn Competing Values Framework, Synergies, Integration management office, and integration planning.
  • Setting up your planning playbook, questions, and more: I’ll teach you how to get your playbook created, including developing checklists, a list of points to consider, your own set of questions, and assessments of your integration, that will help you build a precise plan for your company’s acquisitions.
  • How to prepare and launch an M&A Integration with super confidence: Learn how to effectively plan and share your thoughts on M&A integration with executive management, get invited to key organizational discussions, and be seen as a key person of influence in your organization, and maintain your strategic brilliance for years to come.


Practitioners who intend to learn the right steps

M&A Integration Masterclass is designed for practitioners looking to conduct M&A integration effectively and better utilize their company resources wisely through choosing the right steps.

You’re always looking to effectively and confidently plan in a way that makes a difference. Your ability to manage an M&A integration effectively has been latent all these years, and this is the year you’re going to give wings to your confidence. You’re not only planning an M&A integration—you’re building a personal brand with an opinion. I’m excited to help you create your own planning journey with M&A Integration Masterclass.


Week One

  • M&A as a strategy
  • Types of M&A
  • Understanding why M&As fail
  • Is M&A always the right strategy?
  • Understanding Integration and its Elements
  • Myths about M&A Integration
  • World of Due Diligence

Week Two

  • Depth of M&A Integration
  • Haspeslagh-Jemison Model
  • Operating Model and Interactions
  • Greiner’s Growth Curve
  • Managing Synergies

Week Three

  • Business Strategy Development
  • Business And Operating Model
  • Target Operating Model Principles (Pyramid)
  • Future State Non-Negotiables
  • TOM structure
  • Financials for Products / Services
  • Fit-for-role assessments
  • Key Resources Required

Week Four

  • Understanding Change Management
  • People Factor
  • Communication
  • Integrating Culture
  • Cultural Paradoxes

Week Five

  • Integration Project Governance
  • Integration Roles & Responsibilities
  • Workstream Management
  • Governance Calendar
  • Preparing for Day-One
  • 100-Days and Beyond

Week Six

  • Understanding Function Structure in an Organization
  • Translating Future Capabilities to Function Skills
  • Functional Architecture
  • Functional Depth
  • Integration Workstream Scope
  • Framework for prioritization


Additional Exercises (For those who buy exercise books) 

  • Each lesson have several lessons

  • Business case-based weekly assignments

  • Exercises are recommended for those who would like to further expand upon their depth of understanding of the subject



Each week a new lesson is released. All the sessions are on-demand and allow self-paced learning.

Each weekly topic contains about an hour-long video but it is recommended that participants try to watch it according to their own learning pace. There are complex sections that the participants may want to see again.

Expect to spend 3-4 hours if you have additionally bought the exercises. 



I’ve led and trained a lot of M&A integration practitioners.

Here’s how I can help you

I’ve been involved in business transformation and M&A Integration Training since 1997 beginning with an integration of a trailer rental European business followed by an internal merger of a porta-cabin business.

But I didn’t stop there! Since then, I have been involved in several other acquisitions. I have led, advised, and mentored integrations across the globe, different sizes, and different industries.

In addition, I have been part of executive teams that implemented large-scale organization strategies and transformation including internationalization, ERP implementations, New-Product Introductions, and Organization Restructuring.

Throughout the business transformation journeys and training practitioners, I’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t, I’ve acquired deep insights on how to combine science and art to create a highly effective framework.

I have taken best practices from Fortune-500 companies, experiences from M&A, PE and investment industries, and my own insights of running a start-up/scale-up business, and combined them to create a specific methodology that will help to plan integrations confidently and give you frameworks that you can use repeatedly for different integrations without an issue.

And over the past few years, I’ve shared a lot of what I’ve learned to help hundreds of practitioners get set up and run effective M&A integration through my M&A Integration Training.

But in the process, I’ve also received input from practitioners that they are more than just a training course. They need specific frameworks, checklists, and a practice setup where they can test their learned skills. They need a hands-on tutorial to walk them through various scenarios in an M&A Integration. Moreover, they also want to ask questions, they want to discuss and debate various scenarios based on the business case exercise with their peers and colleagues. And while they are doing it, they need advice and guidance. They need someone who’s been there and done it to help guide them through the whole process.

That’s why I created M&A Integration Masterclass, to help both seasoned and aspiring practitioners learn from my successes and failures getting my own transformations off the ground.

M&A Integration Masterclass gives you everything you need to plan and implement your M&A Integration Training successfully, a framework that works and helps you create your own customized checklists, and access to a community of other practitioners ready and willing to share their advice with you.


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Stop thinking about the hesitations and get started confidently on your M&A Integration today. M&A Integration Masterclass will hold your hand through all the hard parts, including orienting your thinking, setting up your framework, learning how to create and edit checklists, and getting your M&A Integration planning done confidently out into the world.


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Included in the package:

Weekly video lessons



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Included in the package:

Weekly video lessons
Slides from each lesson
Exercises from each lesson
Business Case assignments



Details here

Included in the package:

Weekly video lessons
Slides from each lesson
Exercises from each lesson
Business Case assignments
1-hour Critique session



Details here

Included in the package:

Weekly video lessons
Slides from each lesson
Exercises from each lesson
Business Case assignments
1-hour Critique session
1-hour Mentoring session


Be certain Ultimate M&A Integration is right for you

Is this course for me?

Whether you are a seasoned M&A Integration specialist, or you are planning to become one then this course is for you. You can be a project manager, operational manager, deal/M&A manager, change manager or enthusiast, this course covers material to create a robust foundation in M&A integration. After finishing the course, you should be able to participate in “any” M&A Integration CONFIDENTLY.


What equipment/tools will I need to complete the course?

You will only need a computer, an email account, a pen, and paper to take notes.


What do I do if I need help?

If you have a question related to this course, email info@fifthchrome.com. Thanks!


How long is the course?

The course is spread over 6 weeks with weekly approximately, 1-hour long videos. We expect each participant to spend 2-3 hours watching the video lessons including re-runs for a better understanding of the concepts. Moreover, participants who would opt for additional exercises, and case-study-based assignments are expected to spend 2-3 additional hours each week. 


Can I pay with Credit Card or PayPal?

Yes. We use ClickFunnels Platform to host our training. The platform is integrated with Stripe payments where payment can be made directly to us through Bank Transfers or Major Credit Cards.


What if I am unhappy with the course?

Oh no! We don’t want that! We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you are unhappy with the course for any reason, let us know and we will refund your payment within 30 days from the date of purchase. We would appreciate notification within the first 30 days of the course.


Can I cancel my participation?

We want you to attend our training. However, we understand that sometimes there are circumstances beyond your control. Read the above section on 30-day money-back guarantee.


Is there a discount?

This initial offer is a highly discounted initial offer. We, however, can give bulk discounts for businesses and corporates, and some special circumstances. Please contact us at info@fifthchrome.com for more details