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As the leading academic institution for M&A and a globally active institute, our programs offer a wealth of experience and know-how.

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IMAA participants and institute members represent over 70 countries, including students & junior professionals to board level executives

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Provides educational certificate programs, workshops, resources, research and expert knowledge in the field of M&A.

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We are committed to providing excellence in M&A education and research, and are dedicated to making mergers, acquisitions and alliances.

Available Programs

  • International Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (IM&A)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (M&AP)
  • Legal Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (LM&A)
  • Certified Post Merger Integration Expert (CPMI)
  • HR Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (HRM&A)
  • Valuation Training with Prof. Aswath Damodaran
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International Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (IM&A)

This training goes beyond the introduction level and theoretical concepts as it’s designed with ready-to-use tools and practices for industry professionals. Every session is crafted and taught by our M&A veterans who share their insights and know-how gained through years of real-world practice.

Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (M&AP)

The Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (M&AP) is a program designed to meet the needs of auditing, consulting, deal advisory, investment banking, and legal professionals. The M&AP covers all aspects of the transaction process and provides insight into running a successful M&A boutique. Gain knowledge in best practices for the M&A process, valuation, due diligence and also for a unique module on Running a Successful M&A Practice. Gaining the M&AP designation signals to employers, colleagues and clients that you invest in being the best M&A practitioner you can be.

Legal Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (LM&A)

Promising deals can go awry because of poor understanding of legal aspects or simply, a lack of preparation and negligence. The Legal Mergers and Acquisitions Expert certification training program covers all relevant topics within the M&A process from a legal standpoint: pre-deal, during due diligence and negotiations, as well as post acquisition. Join a global network of legal experts and M&A professionals interested in legal issues and become a LM&A Charterholder!

Certified Post Merger Integration Expert (CPMI)

The Certified Post Merger Integration Expert (CPMI) is a tailored program to address the needs of advisors, Human Resource professionals, Project Managers, management consultants, change specialists, corporate M&A and integration teams. The program covers all aspect of the post-merger integration process from planning to implementation. The CPMI program is the only globally oriented Post Merger integration certification in existence and is internationally recognized.

HR Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (HRM&A)

The HRM&A program is designed to meet the needs of Human Resource professionals involved in M&A transactions in both corporate and consulting roles. The HRM&A program covers all aspects of the transaction process relevant for HR including strategy, due diligence, Post Merger Integration (Best of PMI), and compensation and benefits. Gain knowledge in best practices for the M&A process and better understand the HR function and its significance during pre-deal or the post-merger integration phase. The HRM&A designation prepares HR practitioners in preparing for the challenges and practical realities of M&A transactions.

Valuation Training with Prof. Aswath Damodaran

The objective of the training is to provide the fundamentals of each approach to valuation, together with limitations and caveats on the use of each, as well as extended examples of the application of each.

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More than a decade of global activity & excellence in M&A Education & Research

The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) is a not – for – profit think tank for Mergers & Acquisitions which pursues research and provides educational certificate programs, workshops, resources, and expert knowledge in the field of M&A. We provide premier quality continuing education for professionals and organizations across the globe. We have been granted the ISO certification by TUEV Austria.

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A key value proposition of IMAA is the networking opportunities offered to enrich your M&A network, increase dealmaking, and advance your career.

05 Jun
on 13:00 UTC
Enjoy a valuation training (12 hours = equivalent to a 2 day onsite training) live with Prof. Aswath Damodaran online. The training sessions will be held from June 5 to 7 and June 9.

CPMI 12-23 June 2023

Virtual Live
Price: $4,390.00
12 Jun
on 12:00 UTC
Join the program in a virtual live setting and benefit from meeting other executives and professionals, extending your network, and explore how to benefit from global best practices in Post Merger Integration. The program is taught by experienced practitioners and renowned faculty from across the globe.


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