You paid, what?!
Is the deal dead before the ink is dry?

  • Author:
    Geoff Robinson
  • Level:
    Intermediate to Advanced
  • Study time:
    Always adding content
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Course overview
In "You paid, what?! Is the deal dead before the ink is dry?," Geoff Robinson, Founder of, delves into the critical realm of M&A deals, offering a thought-provoking exploration for investment analysts focused on uncovering value creation opportunities. With a keen eye for dissecting financial transactions, Robinson delves into the often-overlooked nuances that can make or break a merger or acquisition before the ink on the contracts has even dried.

This research note promises to shed light on the hidden factors that influence the success or failure of these deals, providing invaluable insights for those seeking to navigate the complex world of M&A with precision and acumen.

What's included?

  • Fundamental research written by Geoff Robinson
  • Analyst-curated insights
  • Embedded podcasts
  • Embedded videos
  • Downloadable models, where applicable

Who should read this?

This research note, "You paid, what?! Is the deal dead before the ink is dry?," by Geoff Robinson, Founder of, is essential reading for investment analysts, financial professionals, and M&A strategists who are actively engaged in evaluating and executing mergers and acquisitions. It provides invaluable insights into the nuanced aspects of deal-making that often go unnoticed, helping readers identify potential value creation opportunities and avoid pitfalls. Whether you are a seasoned expert in the field or a newcomer seeking to understand the complexities of M&A, this research note offers a wealth of knowledge that can enhance your ability to make informed decisions in the dynamic world of corporate transactions.


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Geoff Robinson FCA FMVA MFM

Thought leader, instructor, writer, financial influencer, Former UBS Managing Director and 8x #1 ranked analysts EMEA Institutional Investor Survey
Geoff has had a varied career. He was a Managing Director within UBS Equity Research, leading their Global Fundamental Analytics franchise. During this time, he was #1, ranked 8x in the EMEA Institutional Investor Survey. Before UBS, he was a material equity investor and LBO co-investor in two market exited training consultancies. Geoff has a passion for learning and is well-known for his ability to break down complex subject matter and distil it to an audience in a digestible and engaging manner. He brings this passion to