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

Experts: M&A activity continues strong growth

by vietnambreakingnews Experts at a major forum in HCMC painted a rosy picture for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in Vietnam, saying the accumulated value of deals would continue leaping in the coming years after reaching new highs last year. Christopher Kummer, president of the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA), said M&A activity…

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New developments aid merger & acquisition activities

by vietnamnews New developments have brought opportunities for Merger and Acquisition deals made between foreign investors and Vietnamese firms, according to speakers at the M&A Forum Việt Nam 2016 held today by the Việt Nam Investment Review in HCM City. The Government in the 2016-2020 term is making every effort [...] Read more

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M&A transactions valued at over USD3 billion in first half

by talkvietnam This was revealed in a press conference for M&A 2016 forum, held on July 25th in Hanoi. Professor Christopher Kummer, President of Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA), said that so far this year, Vietnam has made big progress on the global M&A rankings when the country climbed to the 20th place…

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Vietnam ranked 20th position in M&A Global Activity Ranking Table

by vietnamnet Value of mergers and acquisitions (M& A) activities of Vietnam exceeded US$ 3 billion in the first six months of 2016. According to President of the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) Christopher Kummer, Vietnam currently stands the 20th position in the global M&A market with its nearly 400 deals. [...] Read…

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Alcoa – Abspaltungen lohnen sich

by Wirtschaftswoche Der Aluminiumkonzern Alcoa trennt sein Geschäft in zwei Sparten - eine gute Entscheidung. Eine Reihe großer Abspaltungen beschäftigt derzeit die Konzernwelt: Angefangen bei Ebay und Paypal über Bayer und Covestro, Reckitt Benckiser und sein Pharmageschäft, LVMH und Hermès bis hin zu Alcoa in dieser Woche. Der Trend scheint ungebrochen – und die Idee…

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Pfizer, Allergan deal dead, what could be next?

by CNBC A $160 billion merger between Pfizer and Allergan lay in tatters Wednesday and left experts contemplating whether more deals could be hit by new tax rules issued by the U.S. Treasury. The deal, which would have allowed New York-based Pfizer to cut its tax bill by redomiciling to Ireland, has now been formally…

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Metro will sich aufspalten

by Handelsblatt Kurz nach seinem Amtsantritt als Metro-Chef im Januar 2012 setzte Olaf Koch ein Zeichen. Er verlegte sein Büro vom Hauptgebäude der Düsseldorfer Zentrale, der Brücke 1, zur Brücke 13, von wo das Tagesgeschäft der Großhandelsmärkte geführt wird. Damit rückte er „Cash & Carry“ wieder in den Fokus des Handelskonzerns – die Sparte, mit…

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Dividing to Conquer

by: Florian Kolf and Georg Weishaupt German retailer Metro is splitting into two. Investors think the company’s consumer electronics and supermarket businesses are worth more separately than together. The break-up also helps CEO Olaf Koch, who can relegate a cantankerous minority shareholder to the sidelines. Shortly after he took over as chief executive of German ... Read more

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M&A Vietnam may see record number in 2016

by Foreign investors’ high interest in the consumer goods sector which has been growing very rapidly in recent years is believed to help boost merger & acquisitions (M&A), according to VnExpress. The number of reported M&A deals in 2015 was 40 percent higher [...] 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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