Become a Certified M&A Advisor

Become a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor

A One-Stop Guide Workshop To Build Your Company Competitive Advantages

The Gold Standard For Middle Market Advisors

Are You...

  • A business owner or executive thinking about selling a division, a subsidiary, or the entire company?  
  • Or thinking about scaling up your business quickly by merging with or acquiring other companies?  
  • Or keen to become a leading expert in the M&A world and take your profession to the next level?

If you are looking for a plain-language, no-nonsense guide about getting an advanced credential on mergers and acquisitions as a business and career , you've found your course!  

4-Day Course | Prestigious Certification | Become an M&A Expert

November 29 - December 2, 2018 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Course Benefits

1st advanced M&A professional training program; includes exam.  

Ongoing access to industry-leading instructors

Grow your professional and personal network

All PowerPoints and course materials

AM&AA membership dues for 1 year  

36 CPE hours awarded

Access to ShareFile

Business ValueExpress valuation and deal structure software

Sneak Peek of What You Will Learn

The Private Capital Marketplace

  • Entire Course Overview
  • Public versus private markets  
  • Private Business Owner Thinking 
  • Private Company Value Overview 
  • Transfer / Exit Methods  

Private Equity Landscape

  •  Types of Private Equity Firms 
  •  PE Operations and Structure 
  • PE Strategies  
  • Current PE Trends – Internationally 
  • Current PE Trends – Locally (With local presentation?)  

Seller Representation for M&A Engagements

  • 10-Steps to “Sell-Side” Representation  


Buyer Strategies for Acquisition

  • Buy vs. Build Analysis 
  • Corporate Targeting 
  • Preliminary Due Diligence and Match with Corporate Goals  

Financial Analysis for M&A

  • Balance Sheet and Working Capital 
  • Earnings and Add-Backs 
  • Quality of Earnings  

Business Valuation and M&A Standards and Methods

  • Transactional Valuation Approaches & Methods
  • Selection and Application of Various Alternative Methods  
  • Market Research and Financial Statement Analysis  
  • M&A Standards and regulation  

Value Growth and Prepare for Sale

  • Concept of Intrinsic Business Value 
  • Intrinsic Value drivers 
  • Practice Development Opportunities for Value Growth Engineering  

Financing Acquisitions

  • Financing Business Acquisitions 
  • Overview of Debt Financing 
  • Overview of Equity 
  • More Capital Structure 
  • Accretion / Dilution  

Cross Border Business Factors

  • International Due Diligence Issues 
  • Other Cross-Border Considerations  

M&A Tax Issues And Legal Topics

  • Legal Due Diligence Issues and Process
  • Warranties and Representations 
  • Deal Structuring 
  • Legal Documentation 
  • Closing the Deal 
  • Post closing Considerations  

International Tax

  • Tax Due Diligence Issues  
  • Cross-Border Tax Issues 
  • Deal Structuring – Tax Considerations  

Who Is This For?

  • Auditors
  • CFA's
  • Company Secretaries 
  •  Private Investors 
  • Appraisers  
  • Business Owners 
  • CPA's
  • Attorneys 
  • M&A Consultants 
  • Corporate
  • Employees 
  • Board of Directors 


Organized by World Premiere International Organization

The Alliance of M&A Advisors® (The Alliance) is the Premiere International Organization serving the educational and transactional support needs of middle market M&A professionals worldwide. 

We have a membership network that spans 25 different countries. 

We are committed to providing education, networking, and resources for Members who do domestic, international, and cross-border M&A .

One such initiative is our Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) credentialing program.

Over the last 20 years, our Alliance Members has represented a track record in the corporate and institutional sellers and buyers of businesses ranging broadly from $5 million to $500 million in transaction value. 

These essential corporate financial advisory and transaction services include investment banking, accounting, finance, valuation, tax, law, and due diligence.

The Registration Fee Is Inclusive Of

Learn From World Best M&A Experts

Chris Blees 

  • Earned the Certified in Merger &&Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) designation obtained his Series-7 Securities License 
  • Lead instructor for the CM&AA designation 
  • Member of the Alliance of M&& Advisors (The Alliance), Association of Corporate Growth (ACG), Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI), AICPA, and the Colorado Society of CPA's 
  • BiggsKofford Firm's President and CEO, involved in over 300 merger, acquisition, or sale transactions  

Mike Adhikari 

  • Has 20+ years of M&A experience and 17+ years of operating experience with a Fortune 500 company. 
  • Experienc in M&A practice as the President and owner of Illinois Corporate Investments Inc. (ICI), a mid-market M&A Intermediary firm handling transactions valued between $1-100 Million 
  • Been teaching Mergers & Acquisitions as a guest speaker in the Entrepreneurial Finance class of the MBA program at the Kellogg Business School of the Northwestern University since 1994.  

Rick Marchese 

  • Founder of Lares Loreno Private Capital, a Singapore-based firm providing advisory and corporate finance
  • Director with Fortress Group, a US-based fund placement agent and oversees their fund placement operations in Asia.  
  • Over 20 years of experience, having completed nearly 60 transactions totalling over US$10 billion, covering a broad base of global financing and M&A assignments
  • Currently a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).  

Hear How Our Certification Helped Other Institutions

"I have 30 years of experience in the financial industry, 10 of which I have spent running my own M&A boutique. I wish I had taken this course a decade ago! It was full of practical knowledge designed to help the participants sharpen their M&A skills. I highly recommend taking the course."

Maria Elena Carrion, CM&AA (2016) Managing Partner Multicultural Capital LLC Puerto Rico  

"The program builds on what the industry needs not what academia wants. It has added another level of depth to my practice, my conversations and my mindset. My value has increased thanks to the instructors and the Alliance as a whole. Excited to carry the CM&AA as another credential!"  

Michael L Vaccarella, CM&AA (2016) Managing Director Transaction Support Services at Wipfli LLP United States  

“The Alliance’s CM&AA program is a truly comprehensive immersion into the field of private M&A advisory. With the instructors being active and successful practitioners in the field, I gained a tremendous amount of real world education and insight that I will be able to directly apply to my firm and the clients we serve. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to enhance their value proposition to clients as well as further build their working knowledge of the private middle market” 

Peter Clarke, CM&AA (2018) Chief Operating Officer The Baldwin & Clarke Companies United States  

Become a Leading Expert With Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor Today

4 Days Course | Prestigious Certification | Become an M&A Expert

November 29 - December 2, 2018 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

If you're a visionary entrepreneur, professional or investor who wants to leapfrog your company’s competitive advantage, wealth, build a long term sustainable competitive advantage ahead of your competitors, this course is for you.

This programme will show you how to increase your shareholder value through targeted and skilfully managed mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

You will master end-to-end understanding of the M&A and the acumen on whether a merger or acquisition fits with your corporate strategy. 

As a result you will identify the most lucrative M&A opportunities, select the best partners and get the maximum reward from the deal.  

Gain the expertise to go into the M&A process with confidence and skills and create extraordinary result you want!

So, go ahead and submit your application by clicking on the button above now.

Proudly Co-organized by Quest Corp Global Inc and The Alliance of M&A Advisors®

Wisma Quest, No. 32A-6. Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park Off Jalan Yew, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Any Enquiry, please contact: 

Ms. Catleah Capuli (Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors)

 at +877 844 2535 or email

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