ACCA and IMAA sign co-operation deal to elevate corporate finance expertise

Strategic co-operation agreement to further mergers and acquisitions expertise

Two leading global organisations, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances (IMAA), have forged a strategic co-operation agreement. 

ACCA, the global body for professional accountants, and IMAA, the leading institute in mergers and acquisitions training and education, aim to deepen the expertise of their members in crucial areas of corporate finance, particularly in mergers and acquisitions. The goal is to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in these increasingly important areas.

Helen Brand, chief executive of ACCA, said: ‘ACCA is delighted to collaborate with IMAA. Both organisations have a global footprint and share a commitment to excellence in their respective fields. Our members are equipped with world-class accountancy qualifications and frequently find themselves involved in businesses where M&A activities and joint ventures are increasingly significant. This co-operation agreement will enhance the educational opportunities that ACCA members can tap into.’

The first milestone in this partnership will offer ACCA members preferential access to IMAA's certification programs and courses. This will enable ACCA members to gain specialised skills in M&A, adding value to their existing accounting and financial management expertise.

Christopher Kummer, founder and CEO of IMAA, commented: ‘We are excited about this strategic collaboration with ACCA, a leading organization in the global accountancy landscape. Our focus has always been on promoting excellence in M&A education and research. Through this partnership, we look forward to contributing to ACCA’s educational portfolio, while also benefiting from the financial management acumen that ACCA members bring. This is a win-win situation, enhancing the scope and impact of both organizations.’

ACCA members will have the opportunity to access exclusive discounts for all M&A certification programs and the IMAA exclusive valuation training with Prof. Aswath Damodaran, the leading figure in valuation. Furthermore, the alliance will produce thought leadership content to provide fresh perspectives on the evolving landscape of corporate finance and M&A.

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About ACCA

We are ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), a globally recognised professional accountancy body providing qualifications and advancing standards in accountancy worldwide.   

Founded in 1904 to widen access to the accountancy profession, we’ve long championed inclusion and today proudly support a diverse community of over 247,000 members and 526,000 future members in 181 countries.    

Our forward-looking qualifications, continuous learning and insights are respected and valued by employers in every sector. They equip individuals with the business and finance expertise and ethical judgment to create, protect, and report the sustainable value delivered by organisations and economies.  

Guided by our purpose and values, our vision is to develop the accountancy profession the world needs. Partnering with policymakers, standard setters, the donor community, educators and other accountancy bodies, we’re strengthening and building a profession that drives a sustainable future for all.  

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About IMAA

The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances (IMAA) is the global number one think tank in the field of mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

Founded in 2004, IMAA is dedicated to advancing training, education, and research, offering the most recognized M&A certification programs and valuation trainings.

IMAA’s global M&A community comprises of professionals ranging from corporate strategic investors, advisors, investment bankers to sovereign wealth funds and family offices. This global reach uniquely positions IMAA to provide insights into M&A best practices and emerging trends.

IMAA is deeply committed to advancing the field of M&A through research and education. Our ultimate mission is to empower professionals to execute better deals, optimizing success in M&A ventures across diverse industries and global regions.

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