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Valuation
Prof. Aswath Damodaran

Professor of Finance

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Prof. Aswath Damodaran

Valuation
Peter Huber

Chief Financial Officer at Uster Technologies

Peter Huber

M&AP
Walt Bowman

Director/Senior Client Adviser at Malt and Company

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Walt Bowman

After researching for on-line certification courses, I came across IMAA. I was very impressed with the credentials of the instructors and the employment backgrounds of certificate holders who supplied testimonials. It also provides a holistic approach to Mergers and Acquisitions worldwide.

I found the on-line content to be excellent and very convenient for me to utilize with my work schedule.

My certification from a quality group of instructors will be extremely helpful and impressive to my future clients. It shows my commitment to bring them value by my putting forth the effort to prepare with an institute with a highly qualified staff.

I found the support staff to be extremely helpful during process and consider them to be not only support staff, but friends.

I highly recommend certifications from this institute as the institute provides excellent study material to allow for growth in knowledge of the Mergers and Acquisitions industry.

IM&A
Soheyl Baban

Global Business Development Director at Kerry Group

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Soheyl Baban

I attended the onsite IM&A training and was pleasantly surprised with its high level. The training was superbly organized; Chris Kummer is a fascinating speaker and lecturer with a massive body of knowledge in strategy and finance. The 5 day training was well organized to cover all aspects of M&A and utilized world known experts for specialized sections. I am very content that I decided to attend this training as it significantly enhanced my M&A knowledge needed for my role.

IM&A
Rohit Surana

Partner at RSPA & Associates

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Rohit Surana

As a practising Chartered Accountant having done quite a few M&A deals, I felt a need for International perspective and hence IM&A training. An onsite course gives you an opportunity to meet and interact with people across the globe. The course was very practical oriented and hands on and was inundated with global illustrations. Having graduated from this program equipped me with more capabilities that I can apply with client projects.

IM&A
Neda Vaseghi

Director of Mergers & Acquisitions North America at Mérieux NutriSciences

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Neda Vaseghi

I would like to thank IMAA for the fantastic M&A course that I attended in New York. The agenda, instructors, subject matter experts, attendees exceeded expectations. I have walked away energized with a number of ideas for our M&A program.

IM&A
Muhammad Muzaffar

Managing Consultant

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Muhammad Muzaffar

Very relevant and Interesting Case-Studies with practical guidelines from Professor Kummer made this certification really valuable to me. Course content was thorough, current and well-organized

CPMI
Marco Freidl

Senior Project Manager M&A at Oerlikon

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Marco Freidl

I very much appreciated the direct interactions and active discussions with other participants each with a different background. In addition, learning from and discussing with the experienced professionals who were leading the course was highly valuable. It was also great to look at PMI from different but at the same time often interlinked perspectives which in the course of the program increasingly became part of an overall framework.

CPMI
Rui Jorge

Senior Manager Finance at Ansell

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Rui Jorge

The CPMI course was a great event, really a pleasure to be part of it. You cannot have any better than the Post Merger Integration training by IMAA. The quality of the material and subjects covered were comprehensive and exceptionally well deployed. The share of experiences of real-life situations from such bright trainers, as well as trainees, have enriched the content and enlengthening the minds. It is a privilege to be a CPMI Charterholder and to continue having access the extensive library, the course and additional materials, that document many years of experience and research on the knowledge areas of Post-Merger Integrations.

IM&A
John O’Neill

Chief Financial Officer at Babcock Canada Inc.

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John O’Neill

We chose the IM&A program based on the relevant and full course content from initial targeting to post close integration. Our decision to send a team of four participants proved to be well founded. All of us came away with valuable insights and have subsequently been able to build significant inhouse capability. The course instructors demonstrated exceptional knowledge and were able to effectively present topics in a clear and energetic way. Discussion was encouraged amongst all attendees which benefitted from multiple industry exposure. I highly recommend the program and Institute, very well done.

Valuation
Johannes Krainer

Partner at ARACON Consulting

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Johannes Krainer

This training gives us an insight how to cover upcoming question or upcoming issues in valuation and within transactions. We can be credible to our clients that we are using the latest know-how within our projects.

IM&A
Haytham Wehbe

Group Head – Internal Audit, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) at Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS)

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Haytham Wehbe

The certificate program provided lots of valuable M&A information. The whole program adopted including practical case studies and various valuation methods gave us a deep understanding of inorganic growth challenges by bridging theory to practice.

Valuation
Evgeni Kanev, PhD

Managing Partner at Maconis LLC

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Evgeni Kanev, PhD

It is important to us because it gives us lots of insights as to how value for example companies in difficult situations, companies that are expected to generate synergies when we acquire them, how to estimate synergies, not to double count for certain aspects of valuation.

IM&A
Austin Cooke

former Global M&A Director for Kentucky Fried Chicken at Yum! Group

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Austin Cooke

The course content is well put together, and the flexible approach to assignment style also allows you to tackle the set problems in your own way. There are lots of relevant, cross sector examples to refer to, and which reinforce the practicality of the content.

IM&A
Putrinina Aritonang (Nina)

Investment Banker

Putrinina Aritonang (Nina)

Valuation
Subhasis Roy

Chief Operating Officer at Novaremed

Subhasis Roy

Valuation
Andre Lopez Mejia

Financial Consultant

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Andre Lopez Mejia

CPMI
Bethany Beckham

Lead M&A Integration Specialist at Sunoco LP

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Bethany Beckham

I had the pleasure to attend the onsite training for the CPMI certification program. It was one of the best experiences to network and gather best practices from practitioners around the globe. What I appreciate the most is the small class size that allows more collaboration amongst the attendees and the facilitators. Real world, international experiences that were shared were invaluable and motivated me to continue on my career path.

IM&A
Janette Kolega

Marketing Strategst

Janette Kolega

Valuation
Lorenzo Brandi

Project Leader Business Development at Oerlikon

Lorenzo Brandi

Valuation
Dr. Stephan Zwerschke

Director Marketing M&A at Robert Bosch

Dr. Stephan Zwerschke

Valuation
Juergen Lanzer, CFA

Property Project Manager

Juergen Lanzer, CFA

Valuation
Sebastian Schink

Pension Asset Management and M&A Valuation at Infineon

Sebastian Schink

Valuation
Thomas Hartzsch

Private Equity at Freemont Management

Thomas Hartzsch

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Our participants have either worked at or joined the following companies after attending M&A trainings and courses by our Institute or faculty or after completing the M&A certificate. This is a selection of companies, some of them well-known. However our participants range from small and medium sized companies to global players and include state owned enterprises (SOE), sovereign wealth funds (SWF), private equity (PE), investment banking, government bodies, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

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