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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

Việt Nam bước lên vị trí thứ 20 về tăng trưởng M&A toàn cầu

(ĐTCK) Hàng trăm DN và nhà quản lý hàng đầu sẽ hội ngộ tại Diễn đàn M&A 2015 ngày 6/8 tới với chủ đề: M&A 2015: chờ đón sự bùng nổ. Sự kiện do Báo Đầu tư và AVM tổ chức, theo sự bảo trợ của Bộ Kế hoạch và Đầu tư. Đây là năm ... Read more

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Vietnam Embarks on Record Deal Spree on Looming Foreign Threat

Vietnam is embarking on an unprecedented dealmaking spree as the economy prepares to open up to greater foreign competition. Acquisitions involving Vietnamese companies may reach as much as a record $4.5 billion this year, surpassing $4.2 billion in 2012, Christopher Kummer, president of the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances, said by e-mail. There have ... Read more

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Geld sucht Unternehmen

by Salzburger Nachrichten Deutschland erlebt einen Ansturm auf seine Unternehmen. Ziel der Begierde sind vor allem Markenunternehmen, aktuell stehen die Investoren zum Beispiel beim Modekonzern Willy Bogner Schlange. Und in Österreich? Da steht gerade BauMax, eine bekannte Marke, wenn auch eine finanziell ramponierte, in der Auslage. Bis zu zehn Interessenten werden kolportiert, darunter die Branchenriesen…

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Increase in Spin-offs: Bigger Companies are not better

Größere Unternehmen sind nicht unbedingt besser Der IT-Riese HP spaltet sich in zwei Konzerne auf, eBay trennt sich von PayPal, Philips von seinem traditionsreichen Beleuchtungsgeschäft. Das Credo „Größer ist besser“ gilt nicht mehr. „Wenn Sie versuchen, eine Sparte auszugliedern, ist das wirklich schwierig, weil man fast alles neu aufbauen muss.“ „Bis vor kurzem waren die ... Read more

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Holcim to Merge With Lafarge to Form Biggest Cement Maker

Holcim Ltd. and Lafarge SA agreed to form the world’s largest cement maker as they prepare to sell assets with 5 billion euros ($6.9 billion) in revenue to win regulatory approval for the biggest European deal this year. About two-thirds of the divestments will come from Europe, according to Lafarge Chief Executive Officer Bruno Lafont, ... Read more

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M&A Volume reaches new records

Übernahmevolumen knacken Rekorde Pharmakonzerne lassen sich Übernahmen in der Biotechbranche derzeit wieder einiges kosten, wie Roche eindrucksvoll zeigt. Die Deals werden in Summe immer größer. Auslaufende Patente nagen an den Einnahmen der großen Pharmakonzerne. Und weil der Nachschub aus der eigenen Produktpipeline die Ausfälle oft nur bedingt ausgleichen kann, setzen die Unternehmen weiter auf Zukäufe. Wie das ... Read more

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M&A is again en vogue, with the exception of Austria

Das Geld sitzt wieder locker bei den großen Konzernen; das führt zu einer Welle milliardenschwerer Fusionen und Übernahmen. Nur in Österreich kommen die Deals nicht in Schwung. WIEN. Sie sind wieder da, die großen Deals: General Electric und Siemens kämpfen um die französische Alstom, Pfizer jagt Astra-Zeneca, und Telefonica ringt mit den Behörden um die ... Read more

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M&A wieder en vogue, außer in Österreich

Das Geld sitzt wieder locker bei den großen Konzernen; das führt zu einer Welle milliardenschwerer Fusionen und Übernahmen. Nur in Österreich kommen die Deals nicht in Schwung. WIEN. Sie sind wieder da, die großen Deals: General Electric und Siemens kämpfen um die französische Alstom, Pfizer jagt Astra-Zeneca, und Telefonica ringt mit den Behörden um die ... Read more

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M&A Wave – How an Acquisition does not go wrong

FUSIONSWELLE – Wie eine Übernahme nicht floppt Zurzeit jagt eine große Übernahme die nächste. Doch nicht immer bedeutet ein teurer Zukauf auch einen hohen Zugewinn für das kaufende Unternehmen. Wie eine Übernahme gelingen kann und wie man sie in den Sand setzt. Düsseldorf. Apple war nie ein großer Freund von Übernahmen, jetzt lässt sich das Unternehmen ... Read more

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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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