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How IMAA Institute helps companies and professionals succeed in M&A

The world of M&A is evolving and becoming more complex. Many well educated people are involved in transactions and it became harder to stand out from peers or other consultants. With our M&A courses and trainings, we help companies and executive professionals gain competitive advantage and prepare for better deals. A CFA or CPA is nice to have but it does not exactly fit the needs of M&A specialists. The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) is the only not-for-profit institution in this field. Based on more than 10 years of experience as a global think tank for M&A professionals, we have a signature offer and provide the most global M&A Certification.

M&A Network

The IMAA Network connects top institutions, business schools and their M&A professors worldwide to facilitate a unique global collaboration.


The IMAA Membership is the world’s leading professional association for M&A practitioners and academics.

Opinion Leader

The IMAA and its faculty members are frequently invited as key note speakers and sought after commentators on M&A within the international media.


We offer Tailored Trainings for Executives to implement growth strategy, execute transactions and post merger integration successfully.


Our faculty is involved at well-known institutions. 31 of the top 50 Business Schools use the same M&A or IMAA material for their education.

IM&A - Certificate

The IM&A-Certificate Program is designed and delivered by the world’s leading M&A Institute and faculty.

Upcoming workshops & events

Course Objectives:

  • Value any kind of firm in any market, using discounted cash flow models (small and large, private and public)
  • Value a firm using multiples and comparable firms
  • Analyze and critique the use of multiples in valuation
  • Value “problem” firms, such as financially troubled firms and start up firms
  • Estimate the effect on value of restructuring a firm


The only globally recognized M&A Certificate Program

Are you looking for some of the brightest minds in the M&A industry? Do you want to network with decision makers and with like-minded people? Are you looking for opportunities? Then, participate in our dynamic M&A community as an IM&A-Charterholder!
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Key Facts:

  • 4 modules á 6 submodules
  • Around 100h workload in total
  • Step by step through a deal
  • Online, on-site or mixed
  • No „US-only“ focus
  • No hidden costs
  • No time constraint
  • Full flexibility
  • +12 Years track record
  • Non-profit organization
  • Reputable Partner Organizations

The Hybrid

The certification is standardized. You can do every module either online or on-site. We are offering workshops around the globe.

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Past Participants and companies using our services, trainings and cooperation partners:

Tailored Trainings

We offer a broad range of highly specified trainings that help companies succeed at M&A.

Executive Education in M&A


We provide one-to-one coaching for those facing M&A situations and challenges.

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IM&A Hybrid Program

You can take every module of the IM&A Certificate either online or offline, or a combination of offline and online (hybrid).

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Meet the people behind IMAA

Prof. Dr. Christopher Kummer

Prof. Dr. Christopher Kummer


Torben Wiegand

Torben Wiegand

Vice President

Dr. Keith Dunbar

Dr. Keith Dunbar

Director; Senior Fellow


All faculty members have practical and academic experience in their field. Have a look and see all people involved in IMAA.