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

Extraordinary shareholder meeting allows Implenia to cement its position

Original: “L’AG extraordinaire permet à Implenia de bétonner ses assises” Les dés étaient jetés. Hier, comme prévu, une majorité d’actionnaires d’Implenia s’est ralliée à la «cause» du conseil d’administration dans son conflit l’opposant à Laxey (24 heures d’hier). A savoir le rejet de la demande du fonds d’investissement britannique, propriétaire à 34% du capital, de ... Read more

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Implenia cements its position versus Laxey

by Tribune de Genève Implenia cements its position versus Laxey (Original: "Implenia bétonne ses assises face à Laxey")[...] Read more

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The government launches a shock plan to cope with the automotive crises

by Expansion Fiat ha protagonizado la resurrección más espectacular en la industria del automóvil en Europa. Hace tres años, era una empresa abocada a la crisis permanente y, actualmente, es la compañía que lidera el crecimiento del mercado europeo de turismos. Entre enero y octubre, vendió un 7,3% más de coches, hasta 1,065 millones de…

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by Die Welt 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,…

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Pliva: A School for Hostile Takeovers

(Original: "Pliva: Škola neprijateljskog preuzimanja"); in: LiderPress Ako Pliva bude prodana po 743 kune za dionicu ili više, ta će akvizicija u farmaciji biti zapamćena s postignutom najvećom razlikom između prvotne i konačne ponude [...] Read more

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After only four years appetite on large mergers is back

(Original: "Kapern auf der Margherita: Fusionen - Nach nur vier Jahren wächst in der Wirtschaft wieder der Appetit auf grosse Übernahmen"); in: Rheinischer Merkur Als Hellseher möchte Stephan Jansen nun wirklich nicht gelten. Doch was der 34-Jährige, der 1998 das Institute for Mergers & Acquisitions (IMA) an der Universität Witten/Herdecke gegründet hat und mittlerweile Präsident…

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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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