Predavanje: Mergers & Acquisitions – From Heaven or Hell?, Christopher Kummer, 14.05.2013.

Dear Madam/Sir,

We invite You to the lecture by Christopher Kummer from Webster University on the topic

Mergers & Acquisitions – From Heaven or Hell? 
organized by the MBA Croatia Association. The lecture will be held on Tuesday14.05.2013 at 18:00 in the premises of HGK – Centar za poduzetništvo, inovacije i tehnološki razvoj (Nova cesta 3-7, 10000 Zagreb).


Admission to the lecture is free to all who register. Number of seats is limited and seats will be filled in order of registration with advantage to members of the MBA Croatia Association. Register your attendance at the lecture here.


Mergers & Acquisitions are among the most difficult challenges for managers worldwide to master. Among other things, the lecture will cover:

  • current trends in M&A worldwide, the region and Croatia
  • best and worst practices (“Heaven and Hell”) and
  • a blueprint for successful deals.


Christopher Kummer is a Professor and Advisor on strategy and mergers & acquisition (M&A). In his academic role, he is a Professor and Director of Business Master Programs at Webster University,Vienna, Associated Faculty at Prof. Micheal Porter’s Institute for Strategy & Competition at Harvard Business School, Affiliate Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, a Visiting Professor at Hult Business School in London, Shanghai and Dubai as well as President of the Zurich-based Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA), a non-profit academic think tank on M&A. He is often invited as a speaker to conferences and a frequently sought after commentator with the international media, including Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Financial Times, and Reuters. His articles have been published in several languages.

As an Advisor, Christopher is the founder of a corporate finance and strategy boutique. He supports companies with their M&A and alliances as well as companies or owners with the sale of companies. To this date he has been involved in transactions at every stage (strategy to integration and post-deal review) and all sizes with a value of over EUR 12 bil. He supports governments and intergovernmental organizations explore the opportunities of M&A. He has led an M&A practice at the world’s largest professional services firm.

As an expert on strategy and M&A he combines profound knowledge as an academic, with hands-on knowhow and real world insights as a practitioner, with a truly global network of contacts.

Christopher Kummer graduated with a lic. oec. (MBA) from the University-HSG St. Gall, Switzerland. He received his Doctorate(PhD) from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.

Specialties: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Alliances, Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Corporate Governance.