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”.

IMAA and Faculty in the News

Merger of Equals – Praxair and Linde merger beneficial

by The Wall Street Journal In this article, the benefits and synergies of the Praxair Linde merger are discussed. [...] Read more

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Merger of Equals – Praxair and Linde merger beneficial

by Nina Trentmann Praxair Inc. and Germany’s Linde AG won’t rack up huge piles of debt in a merger of equals. The companies on Tuesday announced they would join forces to create the world’s largest industrial gas company with a combined market value of $66.6 billion. It’s a shareholder-friendly move that can result in the companies reaping synergies without the debt ... Read more

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M&A 2016 in Vietnam – Continuing Bullish

by Nhịp Cầu Đầu Tư Mergers & Acquisitions in Vietnam in 2016 - continuing bullish. Information about recent transactions and deal making in Vietnam in 2016. [...] Read more

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M&A 2016 in Vietnam – Continuing Bullish

Điển hình cho các thương vụ M&A năm nay là sự kiện Central Group thâu tóm chuỗi Big C tại Việt Nam với giá 1,14 tỉ USD. M&A 2016: GIỮ ĐÀ TĂNG TRƯỞNG 2016 tiếp tục là năm sôi động của các giao dịch mua bán – sáp nhập (m&a) tại Việt Nam. Theo thống ... Read more

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M&A Vietnam 2016 – An Eventful Year 2016

by NGƯỜI TIÊU DÙNG Article about Mergers & Acquisitions in Vietnam in the year 2016 - with examples of transactions and discussion in particular in real estate, banking and pharmaceutical industry [...] Read more

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M&A Vietnam 2016 – An Eventful Year 2016

Mirae Asset mua đứt Keangnam Landmark Tower 72 với giá 382 triệu USD 2016: Một năm M&A sôi động Thứ hai, 19/12/2016, 12:38 (NTD) – Hơn 6 tỉ USD đã được rót vào các hoạt động chuyển nhượng mua bán, sáp nhập (M&A) tại Vietnam trong năm qua ở hầu hết các lĩnh vực của ... Read more

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Valuation in Europe – European companies will be less valuable

by trend Valuation in Europe - European companies will be less valuable. An interview with Prof. Aswath Damodaran and Prof. Christopher Kummer about valuation and Mergers & Acquisitions by Trend (Austria)! They also discuss how European companies can make use of M&A to grow their value. [...] Read more

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Valuation in Europe – European companies will be less valuable

by Thomas Martinek – Trend Magazine (Austria) Interview of Prof. Aswath Damodaran and Prof. Christopher Kummer to Trend magazine. Apart from the Valuation of European companies they also discuss how they use Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to grow their value. Trend: What effects do expect for the world economy during the Presidency of Donald Trump?Damodaran: In the first place, I expect unpredictability and ... Read more

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Lieber beraten statt prüfen

Von Imran Ahmad, Christoph Hus, Hans Christian Müller (Inhalt) und André Schorn (Grafik) Wirst du zuhause nicht mehr satt, dann schaust du, was der Nachbar hat: In ihrem Stammgeschäft können die großen Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaften kaum wachsen – schließlich sind alle großen Mandate verteilt. Deshalb drängen PwC, Deloitte, KPMG und EY (Ernst & Young) mit Macht in die boomende Beraterbranche. Dazu kaufen die „Big 4“ immer mehr ... Read more

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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.

International Hospitality Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (IHM&A)

As a dedicated training for professionals involved in transactions in the hospitality industry this program does not only provide introduction to M&A and its theoretical concepts but is designed with ready-to-use tools and practices for industry professionals. Every session is crafted and taught by our M&A veterans and Hospitality experts who share their insights and know-how gained through years of real-world practice.

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