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Deloitte M&A Institute

Building connections and accelerating learning for M&A professionals

The Deloitte M&A Institute can help M&A professionals enhance their capabilities and readiness by providing a collaborative environment where they can build connections, tap into world class thought leadership, access relevant trainings, and register for in-person events.​

About the Deloitte M&A Institute

Mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures can be one of the most challenging and often the most critical undertakings on which an organization embarks. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) require experienced management, skilled employees, and an enormous amount of work. The Deloitte M&A Institute can help M&A professionals enhance their capabilities and readiness. The Institute is a community of clients and practitioners focused on increasing the value derived from M&A activities, powered by Deloitte’s M&A Services capabilities. The Institute serves as a platform to build connections, showcase thought leadership, and accelerate experience and learning for those involved.

Furthermore, the M&A Institute helps clients build M&A capabilities and skills with a structured training curriculum. This curriculum focuses on building client knowledge and capabilities across the M&A lifecycle. In the near future, the Institute will offer a targeted, cross-industry training and leadership seminar tailored to prospective and existing senior M&A leadership / Corporate Development teams.

Tap into this collaborative environment by browsing our content below. Stay tuned for opportunities to build connections, access relevant trainings, read insightful perspectives, and register for in-person events.

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Thought leadership

The Deloitte M&A Institute provides you with access to insightful research and perspectives on various aspects of the M&A transaction process. Powered by Deloitte’s M&A Services capabilities, our thought leadership provides insights you can put to work today to address critical M&A decisions. Access articles on various trends in M&A.

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Learning and Experience

Access training that will help prepare you for multiple phases of an M&A transaction. From strategy to execution, to integration and/or divestiture, our customized training programs will prepare you for these critical stages. Learn more about our trainings.

The latest training calendar for more information on specific training topics and dates.

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Contact us

If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Deloitte M&A Institute or learning more, please email with the following information and we will respond promptly:

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Meet the leaders

Russell Thomson

Russell Thomson

National Managing Partner | M&A Services

Russell, a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, leads Deloitte’s US Merger & Acquisition Services practice. Russell has been with Deloitte for more than 20 years, focusing the last 18 years on growing ... More

Joel Schlachtenhaufen

Joel Schlachtenhaufen

Principal | M&A Consultative Services

Joel is a principal in the Merger & Acquisition Consultative Services practice with Deloitte Consulting LLP. He has more than 20 years of professional experience, including significant experience advi... More

Mark Garay

Mark Garay

Chief of Staff | M&A Services

Mark is the Chief of Staff for the US Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Services practice. He facilitates the collaboration of M&A professionals providing strategic and private equity investors with compre... More