In our International Mergers & Acquisitions Certificate program onsite, we hosted 8 participants from 7 countries in Vienna, Austria in April 2018.
In the module “Essentials of Mergers & Acquisitions”, Prof. Dr. Christopher Kummer, IMAA, showed the Mergers & Acquisitions continuum and explained the different deal types as well as how to attack companies in a hostile takeover to prepare Defence for Hostile Takeovers. Prof. Dr. Thorsten Feix, former Head of M&A at Knorr Bremse and currently Professor at University of Applied Science Augsburg and board member of the German Association for M&A, explained the M&A process from a buy-side and sell-side perspective. For Due Diiligence, Markus Bläuel, Oaklins Austria, demonstrated Financial Due Diligence, Christian Fichtinger, Oaklins Austria, discussed Tax Due Diligence and other tax considerations in M&A, Dr. Stephan Gurmann, Kerres Partners, presented on Legal Due Diligence and Legal Aspects in Transactions, and Prof. Dr. Christopher Kummer, former Head of HR Transaction Services at PwC Switzerland, discusses Human Resource Due Diligence. Dr. Pete Clark, Senior Lecturer at UCL School of Management London, presented the module “Valuation” and looked at various valuation methods. Anirvan Sen, Askme partners, discusses the challenges in Post Merger Integration and solutions in creating synergies and succeed with the change management.