International Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (IM&A)

A five-day extensive training that dives deep into the entire M&A process. Powered by IMAA

Onsite training course
Singapore, Dubai, Amsterdam and New York | September - October 2024


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 integration (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 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

IM&A Course

This cross-disciplinary curriculum provides a holistic view of the M&A process – from strategy and valuation to execution and post-merger integration management.

You will delve into the challenges and opportunities presented by new technology and learn all the terminology and best practices for cross-border deals, corporate inversions, earn-outs, spin-offs, restructurings, corporate governance and more opportunities. Different strategic approaches for private and public companies will also be examined.

The IM&A program is structured in four modules based on our IM&A Framework and Body of Knowledge:

·         Essentials of M&A

·         Due Diligence

·         Valuation

·         Post Merger Integration (PMI)

Target audience


• 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)

• 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. There is no advance preparation required. However, participants are encouraged to review basic financial and business concepts before attending the training.

Who should attend

While you will meet an international mix of participants from various industries, the IM&A program is tailored to the needs of mid-management to senior executives in the C-Suite, directors of public and private companies, board leaders, and heads of strategy and corporate development. Advisers, investment bankers, transactional lawyers, and private equity investors also find this course increasingly helpful. Individuals and teams are welcome to attend.


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.


The training session is structured in four modules and will last 5 consecutive days - from Monday to Friday.

The available dates and locations are the following:

Singapore | 9 – 12 September 2024
Dubai | 16 – 20 September 2024
Amsterdam | 7 – 11 October 2024
New York | 21 – 25 October 2024

What is included

·         Interactive virtual classroom

·         Soft copies of the presentations

·         IM&A Charter and Designation upon completion

·         First year of IMAA Annual Membership Fee

·         Access to the entire IMAA e-Library

·         Continued Education / Continued Professional Development: 10 hours bi-annually of relevant online or onsite education provided by IMAA (online CE/CPD included in the annual membership fee)

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