Testimonials

Anna Schwartzur

Company:Sterling

position:Chief of Staff to the CFO & Head of Strategic Initiatives

Anna Schwartzur

Knowing how critical integration is to the success of M&A and wanting to learn more, I embarked on a process to find a program that offered a wide selection of instructors with years of real-life experiences, a good selection of topics covered, and a professionally built portal for a virtual experience. IMAA was at the top of the list! The team was incredibly responsive during my selection process and helped make a decision to enroll a no brainer. The actual classes were even better than I anticipated. The instructors were able to offer real world examples and brought topics to life. The collaborative set up of learning through a case study offered an opportunity for the classmates to interact, debate, and build a strong integration process together. I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in learning more about the Integration part of M&A. You will learn a tremendous amount in the time together and meet others tackling similar challenges.

Sean Janelle

Company:Montview Global Consulting

position:Founder

Sean Janelle

As someone who has worked in M&A but wanted to expand my knowledge in the M&A lifecycle, I looked at many organizations to take a Post Close Integration class. I landed with IMAA because I trusted their worldwide acclaim, their professional partners, and their world-renowned speakers. The virtual classroom was very beneficial for our class. We were spread across seven time zones, and we could collaborate from our homes or offices and meet many people from various backgrounds and geographies. We had several breakout sessions which did not take time to gather and allowed effective one-on-one times with each other. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to gain a comprehensive understanding of the M&A lifecycle from world-leading experts in the field and through an organization highly sought after across the globe. 

Meghna Verma

Company:salesforce

position:Sr. Business Analysis People Leader

Meghna Verma

The curriculum for the CPMI program is well designed. Expertise of instructors and examples provided are helpful to understand the complex context of M&A. Exercises and Case Studies assignments compel you to think hard and provide an immersive experience.

Kathy Miller

position:Senior Director, M&A Integrations

Kathy Miller

The CPMI certification helped me ramp up quickly for a new role in M&A. The online content was easy to follow, pragmatic and well presented by experts in the field with real world experience. The various topics were aligned and instructors often reinforced principles introduced in earlier sections. The examples and comparisons of actual deals were particularly informative. The flexible online format worked well for me rather than a fixed schedule. Support is available if you need it from the imaa staff and they are quick to respond. I have recommended the course to a few of my collogues and one has already completed it. My overall experience with imaa has been very positive.

Sultan Alrammah

Company:Saudi Aramco

position:Project Management | Mergers and Acquisitions

Sultan Alrammah

I decided to join this course when I shifted my career from Project Management to Mergers and Acquisitions Department in Saudi Aramco. The course served as a cornerstone for my M&A knowledge. It was great to interact with high-caliber M&A professionals; hearing their stories and how they guided/evolved their personal experiences into published guidelines, rules of thumb, and know how’s. I even used IMAA’s published statistics to generate a rough trend for certain multiples that would aid in internal working-level discussions. The M&A world remains relatively new and is in constant change; raising the importance of IMAA and its mission to increase awareness among M&A professionals worldwide. I strongly recommend this course to all M&A professionals.

Enrique G. Chavez Montes

position:Management Consultant

Enrique G. Chavez Montes

I decided to enroll in the M&AP program because I wanted to deepen my knowledge of all the processes involved in an M&A transaction as well as learn about global best practices in these processes, in the same way, to hear the various practical experiences of other participants. The course was very complete, addressed with the necessary depth for each of the topics. Its virtual modality was for me, a great advantage, since knowing that if I could not attend a live session, it was possible to watch the recording, without losing the interventions and exchange of experiences with other participants was very important. I recommend this course to all those professionals interested in improving their skills in M&A to provide a solid specialized consultancy. The designation obtained as a M&A Professional has given me as an endorsement of a globally recognized entity (IMAA) in front of my clients.

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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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