DIFC Academy
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The DIFC Academy, in partnership with Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions & Alliances, proudly presents a workshop on Winning at Deals: How to create sustainable value through Mergers & Acquisitions.

In this hybrid (in-person & online) session, attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of successful M&A programs and deals. The session will cover the best strategies for finding acquisition targets, managing risks in deal structures, and looking at current trends and valuations. The presentation will also delve into succeeding with post merger integration.


Dr. Christopher Kummer

Founder & President, Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions & Alliances (IMAA)

Dr. Christopher Kummer is the President of IMAA and a Professor of Finance at IUBH, Lecturer at University HAG St. Gall, and Affiliate Faculty at Institute for Strategy & Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. In his expertise, he combines profound knowledge as an academic, with hands-on know-how and real-world insights as a practitioner in M&A that he gained at PwC and as an adviser in M&A and integration.

Notable Experiences:

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - 2012 - present | Research Partner

UNCTAD Research Partnership Platform (RPP)'s objective is to advance the state-of-the art formulation and enforcement of competition and consumer protection laws and policies for better development.

IUBH University of Applied Sciences - April 2020 - March 2022 | Professor for Business and Management

Hult International Business School - May 2012 - December 2019 | Professor of Finance

  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Management

PwC Austria - April 2015 - April 2016

  • Freelance Consultant, Director Level - 2014 - 2016
  • Manager, Head of HR Transaction Services - 2007 - 2009
  • Freelance Consultant, Coporate Finance - 2004

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