Testimonials

Marco Freidl

Company:Oerlikon

position:Senior Project Manager M&A

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.

Rui Jorge

Company:Ansell

position:Senior Manager Finance

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.

John O’Neill

Company:Babcock

position:Chief Financial Officer

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.

Johannes Krainer

Company:Aracon Consulting

position:Partner

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.

Haytham Wehbe

Company:ACTS

position:Group Head - Internal Audit, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) at Advanced Construction Technology Services

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.

Evgeni Kanev, PhD

position:Managing Partner at Maconis LLC

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.

Austin Cooke

Company:Yum! Group

position:former Global M&A Director for Kentucky Fried Chicken

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.

Bethany Beckham

Company:Sunoco

position:Lead M&A Integration Specialist

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.

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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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