White Plains, December 15, 2011 — The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (AM&AA) has conferred “Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor®” (CM&AA) certification upon Yoav M. Cohen, Managing Partner of NYC Advisors, LLC of White Plains, NY. Yoav is one of an elite group of about 400 experienced Corporate Financial Advisors worldwide to have earned the CM&AA certification. The CM&AA designation serves to distinguish those individuals who have mastered a comprehensive body of essential knowledge and also have committed to staying abreast of continuing new developments in the M&A profession.
“Achieving CM&AA certification has been enormously rewarding” commented Yoav. “As a Finance, Operations and Strategic Advisor to small and mid-size businesses, I’ve been helping private and public companies for years, but pursuing CM&AA certification enhanced my skills – and my ability to help business clients with transaction advisory needs – to a new level. My pursuit of CM&AA certification grew out of NYC Advisors’ commitment to help private business owners improve business value and increase their personal wealth.”
The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® initiated the CM&AA program to develop an essential standard of excellence for middle market corporate financial advisory. “To achieve our goals,” noted Michael Nall, Executive Director of AM&AA, “we’ve created a practical, relevant, and comprehensive professional development program that builds on the previously existing skills. This advanced credential provides an important ‘gold standard’ to assist the client in selecting the best advisor. Moreover, we’ve established extremely high professional and ethical requirements to insure the integrity of the CM&AA designation. For the first time ever, owners of privately held companies now have a key benchmark of competency for help with critical ‘once in a lifetime’ kind of decisions.”