Certified Post Merger Integration
Chicago 25–29 June

25–29 June 2018

The Certified Post Merger Integration Professional (CPMI) is a tailored program to address the needs of advisors, management consultants, change specialists, corporate M&A and integration teams. The program covers all aspects of the post merger integration process, from planning to implementation.

Training with Substance

For a breakdown of the Modules, click on the titles below.

Essentials of M&A | Day 1

M&A Process: Sell-side & Buy-side
Strategies for M&A
Success Factors in Transactions
Takeover Strategies and Defence Tactics
M&A Negotiation

Integration Governance & Project Management | Day 2 & 3

Post Merger Integration Planning, Steering & Execution
Organizing Project Work Streams
Synergy Identification and Realization
Planning and Execution for Day 1 and the First 100 Days
Balancing Integration Activities & Day-to-Day Business

Functional Integration | Day 3 & 4

HR Integration
Financial Integration
Procurement Integration
IT & Security Systems Integration
Sales & Marketing Integration

Culture & Change Management | Day 5

Managing Internal Communication
Integrating Corporate Cultures
Developing Metrics for Measuring Success
Change Management Phases & Tasks
Cross-Border Considerations
Dealing with People in M&A

Who Attends:

IMAA trains and cooperates with
a wide variety of professionals

  • Advisors
  • Management consultants
  • Change specialists
  • Corporate M&A
  • Integration teams
  • HR Representatives


  • Life long access to updated online course content
  • CPMI Certification
  • First year of the Charter Holding Membership
  • One-year access to the IMAA e-Library
  • Course content slides
  • Lunch/Snack each day

Key Facts:

  • Fee: $5000 USD
  • 5-Day intensive workshop
  • Small classroom setting
  • Leading faculty from academia and the industry
  • Networking with industry professionals and faculty
  • All course materials, as well as meals and snacks, are provided during the course


The CPMI training in Chicago will be held at the Chicago Booth’s Gleacher Center, chosen for its central location and proximity to Chicago’s bustling business community and a selection of accommodations.

Past Participants

Past participants includes professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds and who come from reputable organizations such as:

I was especially interested in the holistic approach for Post Merger Integration of Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances. The course was backed with real life examples of success and failure in the integration process.
Janette Kolega

Marketing Consultant

The format of the onsite training developed by the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances enabled a combination of ‘on-point’-knowledge transfer through presentations and at the same time room to back the knowledge with real-world examples.
Sasan Hashemi

CEO of IntraBase

The Lecturers

Prof. Dr. Christopher Kummer

Prof. Dr. Christopher Kummer


Sue Frerichs

Sue Frerichs

President Frix Consulting, more than 20 years of M&A transaction and PMI experience

Karim Elmorsi

Karim Elmorsi

Co-Founder and Partner at askme Partners

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