Testimonials & Reference List

Over the years, there have been thousands of participants in the M&A certificate programs, trainings, workshops, courses, and consulting projects that our instiute and faculty have been involved at from all around the world.

TestimonialsReference list


Many of the participants attend our M&A trainings with various backgrounds and differents motivations. Please find below a small selection of our current and past participants. A list of selected companies, you can find below.

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

I took this program to broaden my M&A skills, and to enhance my experience of other sector best practices. 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. The online platform provides flexibility and the opportunity to tackle the course content at your own pace, and based on other commitments.”

Sasan Hashemi
CEO of IntraBase

“The format of the onsite training developed by the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances enabled a combination of ‘on-point’-knowledge transfer through presentations and at the same time room to back the knowledge with real-world examples.”

Janette Kolega
Marketing Consultant

“I was especially interested in the holistic approach for Post Merger Integration of Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances. The course was backed with real life examples of success and failure in the integration process.”

John Grecu, MBA
Senior Financial Analyst

“I developed a thorough understand of the steps involved in the deal making process, as well as, the key concerns involved – from pricing an acquisition target to post merger integration. This knowledge has helped me in job interviews and will help me in a corporate development role with an International organization.”

Parthasarathy Venkatram
Managing Consultant, IBM Global Business Services

“The IM&A program taught me the key aspects of M&A and provides a toolbox for Due Diligence and Valuation. The method of testing the knowledge of candidates is not only by giving multiple choice questions, but also by giving them  business case scenarios that they need to think through and understand.”

Rodrigo Tona
Chief Executive Officer, Termoencogibles SA de CV

Janette Kolega Prior
Marketing Strategist, Kolega Marketing

Robert Semethy
Chief Procurement Officer, Erste Group Bank AG

Günter Leonhartsberger, CFA
Founder & CEO, Leonhartsberger & Partners

Michael Samonas, PhD
Chief Financial Officer, SIDMA SA

Evgeni Kanev, PhD
Managing Partner, Maconis LLC

Thomasz Wiśniewski, FCCA CBV
Partner and CEE Head of Valuation Services, KPMG Poland

Richard Furtner
Rewe International

Johannes Krainer
Partner, Aracon Consulting

Petra Dietrich
Manager Mergers & Acquisitions, Magna Steyr

Stefan Gartler, CFA
Portfolio Manager, C-Quadrat

Reference List (Selection)

Our participants have either worked at or joined the followin companies after attening M&A trainings and courses by our Institute or faculty or after completing the M&A certificate. This is a selection of companies that of mostly large companies because they are 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).