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International Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (IM&A)

Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances
Course summary
30-60 hours
2,990 - 3,990 USD excl. VAT
Professional Training
Next available date: Start anytime - Online courses
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2,990 USD
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3,990 USD
North America: 11 October 2021

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3,990 USD
Europe & Middle East: 8 November 2021

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Course description

International Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (IM&A)

The most lucrative but also most challenging mergers and acquisitions are global opportunities, so why limit your training to a local course/program that may only focus on national laws and settings? IMAA curriculum is the international gold standard in the M&A industry. We offer the only Mergers & Acquisitions Certificate Program and Designation that equips you with global best-practice and regional expertise.

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.

What to expect

The International Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (IM&A) program dives deep into the entire M&A process – from strategy and valuation to execution and post merger intergration (PMI).

Whether managing or advising a merger or acquisition for your company or assisting your clients, we will equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to skip the common pitfalls and succeed.

In the highly interactive on-site course, the virtual live or the self-paced online course, you’ll take your skills to the next level by practicing:

  • Expanding your M&A perspective
    Hone new target identification strategies and advanced synergy analyses to close the best deals and navigate common post-merger integration pitfalls.
  • Mapping out the negotiation landscape
    Identifying the true stakeholders and likely competitors for the target ahead of time, so you’re ready with the right strategies and tactics for closing the transaction without trouble.
  • Improving your Foresight
    By “looking ahead and reasoning back,” you’ll practice implementing exceptional value analysis and comprehensive due diligence so you can lead your team into unlocking the most lucrative merger and acquisition opportunities.

Suitability - Who should attend?

While you will meet an international mix of participants from various industries, the Mergers and Acquisitions program is designed for mid-management to senior executives in the C-Suite, directors of public and private companies, board leaders, and heads of strategy and corporate development. It is also geared toward advisers, investment bankers, transactional lawyers, and private equity investors. Individuals and teams are welcome to attend.

  • Hold an academic degree (e.g. PhD, JD, DBA, MBA or Bachelor Degree); and/or hold one or more professional designations (such as CPA, CFA, CAIA or equivalent)
  • NASBA Information: Participants are required to have a basic understanding of financial and strategic concepts. Ideally participants have previous knowledge in courses in covering financial and business related topics on a university level. For more information, please reach out to us. There is no advance preparation required. However, participants are encouraged to review basic financial and business concepts before attending the training.

Training Course Content

  • Essentials of M&A
  • Due Diligence
  • Valuation
  • Post Merger Integration (PMI)

Course delivery details

Onsite - In person

The onsite format is held in an intensive 30 hours program (in 4 or 5 days depending on location).

Virtual - Live & interactive

The virtual format is a live and interactive format that offers the same interactive opportunities as the onsite format, but with the luxury of never having to leave home or office. This format is delivered over a couple of weeks to allow for a great learning experience, providing both structure and flexibility.

Online - Self-paced

The online format offers an extensive training but with maximum flexibility for busy professionals. This course is designed for self-study with on-demand video lectures specifically produced for the online format. The course assignments include real-life business case studies, multiple choice questions, and more. There is no time constraint to complete the online course; so you can set your own schedule and work at your own pace.

Continuing Studies

After successfully completing the course, you will receive the IM&A Charter. The IM&A is the most internationally recognized designation offered in the field of M&A. This charter signals to peers, clients, employers, and other professionals that you have completed the most comprehensive M&A education program available and are proficient in all areas of the mergers and acquisitions process.

About provider

Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances

The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) is a global think tank with participants and offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. In our executive education trianings, we cover the entire Mergers & Acquisitions process from strategy, due diligence,...

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Average rating 5

Based on 21 reviews.

I was honored to finally become IM&A holder, with amazing journey that was focusing on the main four steps of the mergers and acquisition that included not limited to; Essentials of M&A, Due Diligence, Valuation and Post Merger Integration (PMI). I wholeheartedly thank the amazing IMAA faculty, the inspiring guest speakers for their teaching an...
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Jelena B., Manager M&A and Investments
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 resource...
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Sébastien P., Entrepreneur & C-Level Executive
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 be...
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