Certified Mergers and Acquisitions Professional (M&AP)

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About the M&AP Certification Program

The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances (IMAA)‘s Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (M&AP) is a tailored program to address the needs of auditing, consulting, investment banking and legal professionals. The knowledge and network you gain through the M&AP Certification Program will benefit both, you and your organization: Enhancing your position as a valued employee. The M&AP designation signals to employers, colleagues and clients that you invest in being the best M&A professional you can be.

Content

The M&AP is a tailored program to address the needs of advisors, investment bankers, chartered accountants and lawyers the programs includes:

  • From running a M&A practice to Valuation
  • Four modules
  • Case studies
  • Global faculty

Format

This program can be taken full-time or part-time online only. If you are interested in taking a course module onsite, please contact our office directly:

  • Online only

Duration

Depending on the prior experience of participants, it usually takes the following time complete this M&A certificate:

  • Online: approx. 100 hours
  • Contact our office if interested in onsite module

Reasons to take this program

Participants take this M&A certification program for the following reasons:

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Specialized

Focus on exactly what you need during the M&A process in order to develop your expertise from running your own M&A practice to closing the deal.

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Interactive

Share your experiences and practice on business cases with the opportunity to receive on-going feedback from our experienced faculty and trainers.

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International

The program does not only cover the most up-to-date expertise on M&A from the United States, but also includes international know-how from all around the world, developed and emerging markets as well as cross-border transactions.

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Flexible

Busy? Unlike an onsite program, the M&AP certification does not require participants to complete each module within a designated time frame: give yourself an opportunity to succeed by taking the time you need.

Overview of the Content

This tailored M&A program is great for auditing, consulting, investment banking and legal professionals as it consists of the following four modules:

Module 1: Running A Successful M&A Practice
  • Nuturing & leveraging relationships
  • Current M&A landscape
  • Deal origination & client pipeline
  • Deal portfolio
  • Strategies for buying & selling firms
  • Staffing & recruiting
  • Ethics & managing conflicts of interest
  • Managing reputation
  • legal liabilities
  • Structuring M&A partnerships
Module 3: Process
  • M&A Process: Sellside & Buyside
  • Best practice in buyside mandates
  • Identifying acquisitive firms
  • Good long list – great short list
  • Driving M&A processes (Lead advisory)
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Communication in M&A
  • Useful memoration memorandums
  • M&A Negotiation
  • Collaboration with third parties
Module 2: Due Diligence
  • Preparing for Due Diligence
  • Data room management
  • Red flag reports
  • Management presentations & interviews
  • The Classics: Financial & Tax DD
  • Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA)
  • Representation and warranties
  • Checklists
  • Tax structuring
  • Country specific challenges in DD
Module 4: Finance & Valuation
  • Discounted Cash Flow analysis
  • Trading & Transaction multiples
  • Distressed firms & restructuring
  • Valuation of start ups
  • Company valuation in emerging markets
  • Cross-border considerations
  • Financial Engineering
  • Identification and valuation of synergies
  • Purchase price allocation
  • Payment terms and conditions

Benefits of Online Learning

FeatureOnline
Real-life business cases
All mandatory course materials included
Lifelong online access to most current content
1-year Individual IMAA Membership
Start right away
On-Demand video lectures & direct tutoring
Full flexibility
No time constraint
Work from anywhere in the world

Past Participants

IMAA past participants work for or have gone on to work for numerous internationally recognized institutions.

Accreditation and Recognition

IMAA is recognized or accepted by other high quality institutions as a continued education provider.

For more information

North America: +1-917-725-2138
Europe: +41 44 586 75 99

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