Evaluating Collaborative  Development Opportunities

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Evaluating Collaborative
Development Opportunities

Due Diligence in Appraising Potential Investors and Partners

Evaluating Collaborative Development Opportunities

Scheduled Dates


02 - 06 Sep 2024 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
09 - 13 Dec 2024 Houston TX - USA $6,950 RESERVE A SEAT


09 - 13 Dec 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This PetroKnowledge training course on Evaluating Collaborative Development Opportunities is concerned with one of the most important activities in the development of business – critical analysis and evaluation of potential investors and partners.  All businesses are becoming more complex in structure, technology, competition and strategic choice.  Consequently, a company’s relationships with potential investors and partners now require a significantly higher standard of appraisal and focus than has been the case in the past. 

This high-level 5-day Evaluating Collaborative Development Opportunities training course will concentrate on the application of leading-edge tools and techniques of due diligence in evaluating opportunities for creating effective relationships with these two strategically significant stakeholder categories.

Due diligence is multi-dimensional.  It is based on an understanding of needs and objectives of potential investors and partners; their decision criteria; their compatibility with the strategic and operational objectives of our own company; and finally, it requires a structured process by which attraction and integration of new investors and partners can be accomplished effectively in order to sustain continuous improvement in the profitable growth of the company.

This PetroKnowledge Evaluating Collaborative Development Opportunities training course will highlight the following key topics:

  • The changing dynamics of global business
  • Due diligence in financial appraisal of potential investors and partners
  • Due diligence in non-financial appraisal of potential investors and partners
  • The specific risks and rewards of development by alliances and joint ventures
  • Integrating collaborative relationships into your business strategy

What are the Goals?

At the end of this Evaluating Collaborative Development Opportunities training course on Evaluating Collaborative Development Opportunities, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the required characteristics of new investors and partners
  • Evaluate the past performance and future potential of new investors and partners
  • Select and engage with new investors and partners
  • Anticipate and deal with the challenges of integrating new investors and partners
  • Measure the strategic impact of adding the new relationships

Who is this Training Course for?

This course is designed to be relevant for a wide range of experienced professionals - for example the following categories of managers:

  • Corporate finance officers
  • Strategic planners and investment analysts
  • Internal auditors and management accountants
  • Operations and supply chain managers
  • Merger and acquisition specialists
  • Organisational development specialists

How will this Training Course be Presented?

The training process is based on a carefully planned combination of highly focused inputs by the training course leader, using a balanced set of state-of-the-art presentation mechanisms.  The emphasis will be on learning by examining major decisions in which the use of best practice principles of due diligence has been critical.  Above all, the principles and approaches to this subject will be illustrated by reference to real-life organisations with which the course leader has been personally involved. 

In addition, delegates will be encouraged to introduce issues for open discussion and creative thought.  Specifically, we will use the following training methods:

  • Presentations by the course leader on tools and techniques of due diligence
  • Group work on case studies based on analysis, interaction and discussion
  • Focused problem-solving exercises, including “outside the box” thinking
  • Interactive discussions of issues that currently affect the company
  • Creating personal and team plans for effective application of the course

Organisational Impact

By sending delegates to this Evaluating Collaborative Development Opportunities training course the company will gain the following benefits:

  •  Greater rigor in choosing mechanisms of business development
  •  Introduction of due diligence into all aspects of decisions
  •  Top management having more confidence in the decisions of staff
  •  A creative and flexible approach to investor relations
  •  Sharper focus on the potential of partnerships, alliances and joint ventures
  •  Managers with a broader global perspective on investor/partner relationships

Personal Impact

By attending this Evaluating Collaborative Development Opportunities training course delegates will acquire the following skills and competencies:

  •  Extending the boundaries of individual and team potential
  •  Improved creativity in developing the business
  •  Detailed understanding of the tools and techniques of due diligence
  •  Greater confidence in managing investor and partner relationships
  •  Applying innovative approaches in sustaining profitable growth
  •  Introducing best practice in due diligence to all teams

Daily Agenda

Day One: The Basics of Due Diligence in Business Decisions 
  • The changing dynamics of global business
  • The strategic relevance of due diligence in market analysis
  • The strategic relevance of due diligence in financial management
  • The strategic relevance of due diligence in merger and acquisition
  • The strategic relevance of due diligence in business planning
Day Two: Due Diligence in Market Analysis  
  • Market analysis (1) – data search and business intelligence
  • Market analysis (2) – analytical tools and techniques
  • How attractive is the market sector that we are evaluating?
  • How strong is our performance in this market sector?
  • What is the potential for sustainable profitable growth?
Day Three: Due Diligence in Financial Management  
  • Profit and loss statement – what this signifies
  • Balance sheet – what this signifies
  • Cash flow statement – what this signifies
  • Evaluating the financial anatomy – structure and gearing
  • Evaluating the financial anatomy – robustness and sustainability
Day Four: Due Diligence in Risk Analysis & Risk Management  
  • Identification of types of risk in this company
  • Quantitative and qualitative tools and techniques of risk analysis
  • Best practice in risk management – a structured process
  • The emerging concept of “risk engineering”
  • International standards and requirements of corporate governance
Day Five: Due Diligence in Strategic Planning  
  • What is strategy and why is it important?
  • Alternative approaches to strategic planning
  • Management and control – dealing with variance and divergence
  • Balancing short-term and long-term programmes and projects
  • Example of a strategic planning framework
  • Discussion and plan – how to apply themes 1-5 in your company


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to [email protected]

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to [email protected].

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