Testimonials

Wa’il Selfo

Company:Saudi Aramco

position:Supply Chain Management Consultant

Wa’il Selfo

I decided to enroll in the program due to my new role in M&A activities in the company.  The support team at IMAA were very helpful during the onboarding stage and throughout the course.  The virtual course featured many seasoned veterans who shared both the theoretical aspects of the M&A process and also their practical experience.  The format was very interactive and I gained a lot of from this course.  I highly recommend this course for anyone just getting into the field as it will provide a solid foundation of knowledge.

Christian B. Waegt

Company:Novartis

position:Program Lead M&A ERP

Christian B. Waegt

When I was searching a training to widen my knowledge in post-merger integrations, the CPMI course at IMAA has been recommended to me. This course was an easy choice as it brings a deep and solid foundation of all aspects around the planning and execution of PMI projects, but also comes with a unique possibility to get real-life experience. Not only the good conversations with the lecturers, but also the active exchange with my course fellows widened my perspective and gave good practical hints on what works and what doesn’t. I can strongly recommend this course to all who are supposed to start an integration project or plan to take a leading role.

Lauren​ Gerow

Company:Bond Brand Loyality

position:Manager, Corporate Projects and Communications

Lauren​ Gerow

After detailed research on M&A continuing education in the marketplace, selecting IMAA’s Post Merger Integration Certification was an easy choice. The CPMI program offers relevant courses, knowledgeable professors and flexibility. The interactive virtual environment allowed for the opportunity to learn from experts from across the globe and network with industry professionals. This program gave me the confidence to facilitate complex integration discussions, practical resources and the ability for me to support my organization in achieving their growth objectives. I would highly recommend this investment to anyone who is responsible for overall M&A strategy, function integration or change management considering professional development- a great virtual classroom experience!

Colleen Murray

Company:Massy

position:Associate General Counsel & Chief Counsel M&A and HSSE

Colleen Murray

I was in a search of M&A training to enhance my overall knowledge on all aspects of M&A from the stage of initial business strategy to post merger integration. I was impressed with the course contents of the IM&A and M&AP programs, the collection of data on global M&As and the access to resources via the e-library during and now after completion of the programs. The course content for each module was presented in a very structured, easy to follow and yet comprehensive manner. The case studies and other assignments were practical and an effective means to ensure transfer of knowledge. The course content was indeed helpful to my current profession as well as useful in attaining greater understanding of the roles played by other professional disciplines within the M&A process. I would recommend the programme to my peers and colleagues.

Jelena Brdar

Company:Gategroup

position:Manager M&A and Investments

Jelena Brdar

I thoroughly enjoyed the International Merger & Acquisition Expert program. Challenging topic and content. It made me think about how I can link different elements of my lesson and progressing this into further M&A career and learning. It was logical well-structured and well researched content with many practical case studies, ideas and resources for improving practice. I have added a very useful M&A knowledge related to financial evaluation, due diligence and post-merger integration process. This was the first time I have taken a course program in an online format, and I was delighted with it and look forward to coming back to IMAA for more classes in the future. I consider this a great course, with a well – experienced tutor and I would strongly recommend it to my peers and colleagues!

Sébastien Perroud

position:Entrepreneur & C-Level Executive

Sébastien Perroud

I am an entrepreneur, with strong operational and management experience, having successfully closed the financing of my Management Buy-In fund. However, during the first discussions on potential transactions with the team of Novastone Capital Advisors, my lead co-investor, I quickly realized that I needed to develop my M&A skills, in order to better prepare myself for this journey. I decided to take the IM&A program, as the content of the 4 modules perfectly matched my needs and the online self-study allowed me to start immediately and follow the program at my own pace. The content exceeds the expectations I had and the platform is very comfortable to use. The training was practical with the freedom to work on cases that helped me better understand the different aspects of M&A transactions in my industry. I would definitely recommend this program to my colleagues and peers who are looking to acquire a company in a Management Buy-In or Buy-Out transactions.

Hannah Barber

Company:Nextech

position:VP Product Management

Hannah Barber

I decided to enroll in the M&AP program to further my knowledge and skill set in the entire transaction process of mergers & acquisitions. By having a certification in M&A from a recognized program like IMAA has helped me by gaining a better understanding how to manage the complexities of the M&A process in terms of determining a rationale, plus how to select and value acquisition targets in the future. The online format was structured to help busy professional work at their own pace, while gaining quality education from faculty experts in the M&A field. I highly recommend this program, as you and your peers will gain new insights into why M&A strategy is related to all elements of the process, including valuation, deal structure, due diligence, an integration. The faculty discussions, case studies, and real-world M&A simulations enable you to gain experience in successfully navigating a transaction while dealing with a wide array of issues.

Gary Gadson

Company:Norval LLC

position:Managing Partner & CEO

Gary Gadson

Before my CPMI certification, I participated in several integration efforts; however, the process didn’t feel very well organized, and I participated without fully understanding the drivers of the acquisition.  I felt like a better structure or roadmap had to exist to merge two companies more efficiently.  The CPMI training has equipped me with the framework to effectively implement an integration plan.  The instructors at IMAA are practitioners with real world experience who can relate to the variety of issues surrounding post-merger integration efforts.  This was a very worthwhile training that will add tremendous value to me as an executive and investor.

SOHEYL BABAN

Company:Kerry Group

position:Global Business Development Director

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.

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International Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (IM&A)

This training goes beyond the introduction level and theoretical concepts as it’s designed with ready-to-use tools and practices for industry professionals. Every session is crafted and taught by our M&A veterans who share their insights and know-how gained through years of real-world practice.

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.

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