In The News

The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances is a not-for-profit think tank and the only globally recognized association for M&A.

Our faculty and M&A experts are frequently sought after commentators in international media. Among the renown newspapers are Financial Times, Le Monde, New York Time and Wall Street Journal, news agencies like Bloomberg, Dow Jones, and Thomson Reuters or Television as Bloomberg and CNN. Below you find a collection of our faculty and Institute “in the news”.


US Antitrust Laws and Merger Enforcement Guidance

Alexis Gilman is an Antitrust Partner at Crowell & Moring focusing on counseling and representing clients in antitrust merger investigations and litigation, particularly in the healthcare, retail, food & beverage, consumer products, distribution, technology, liquor/spirits, private equity, and gaming/casino industries, with experience in Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, foreign merger-control filings, and trade association counseling. Alexis has been ... Read more

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Valuation and Adjustments in Mergers & Acquisitions Post Due Diligence

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Big enough to fail?

There are reports in the media that the two largest Swiss banks (UBS and CS) are exploring a merger. Bringing together two large organizations and banks in a merger poses a lot of challenges. In this particular case there are at least three potential challenges to overcome: REGULATION As a reaction to banking crises and ... Read more

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IMAA accepts invitation to Japan: M&A Trainings available in Japan and in Japanese

The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) partners BIZIT Inc. to provide best practices in Mergers & Acquisitions Education for Japanese companies. Singapore and Tokyo, July 1, 2020 – We are pleased to announce that as of June 1st 2020, The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances has entered into a collaboration agreement with ... Read more

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Prof. Geert Hofstede passed away – New Interview on Culture Released

In this previously unreleased interview, Prof. Hofstede shares insights and lessons learned on his research and in life. We are extremely saddened about one of our faculty member Professor Geerts Hofstede’s passing earlier this year. In remembrance of one of the most revered figures is culture research, we would like to share a previously unreleased ... Read more

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IMAA Mergers & Acquisitions and Post Merger Integration training approved by SHRM for Professional Development Credits

The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances is proud to announce that we have been approved by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as an official Recertification Provider. The SHRM provides the leading certification for human resource professionals, and we are excited to be included as an approved recertification provider for their network of HR experts. As ... Read more

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Study – Impact of COVID on Private Equity in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

Summary of Key Findings   On March 19 & 20, 2019 we ran a survey with 400 participants from Private Equity in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Please find below the summary of the key findings: More than 85% of participants expect that GDP will decrease, 75% expect that decrease to be more than 1%. The ... Read more

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Studie – Auswirkungen und Folgen von Covid auf Private Equity

Blitzumfrage Private Equity : Reaktionen auf SARS-CoV-2 Private Equity als Impfstoff gegen ökonomische Kriseninfektion? Vorwort Der Corona-Virus Covid19 oder SARS-CoV-2, wie die medizinisch korrekte Bezeichnung lautet, hat sich längst von einer virologischen auch zu einer wirtschaftlichen Pandemie entwickelt. An den Aktienmärkten sind seit nunmehr drei Wochen drastische Kursabstürze zu beobachten. Diese haben bei Anlegern reelle ... Read more

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Blitzumfrage – Auswirkungen von Covid auf Private Equity

Blitzumfrage: Private Equity als sofort verfügbarer Impfstoff gegen ökonomische Kriseninfektionen München/New York, 27. März 2020. Die Hälfte aller befragten Private Equity-Gesellschaften in der DACH-Region zeigen sich krisenresistent und wollen weiter investieren obwohl sie mehrheitlich mit einem Konjunktureinbruch rechnen. So rechnet auch zwei Drittel der Private Equity-Fonds nur mit einem kurzfristigen Rückgang von M&A-Prozessen. Das sind ... Read more

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Available Programs

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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