About IMAP

IMAP, Inc., is a global M&A advisory, founded in 1973, which operates as a network of exclusive partner companies in more than 35 countries. As a crucial part of our vision of being one of the world’s leading investment banking partnerships, with a significant focus on middle market M&A advisory, IMAP colleagues around the world collaborate on a daily basis. Our core values - excellence, integrity, leadership, team work, and trust – bind IMAP professionals locally and IMAP member firms globally.

IMAP is consistently ranked among the Top 5 M&A advisors (Thomson Reuters) for mid-market transactions. It's members have closed over 2100 transactions in the last 10 years in excess of $83 billion in transaction volume. In 2013 IMAP was no. 4 for deals under $200 million globally and no. 5 for deals below $50 million in Central and Eastern Europe.

IMAP Board of Directors

As an addition to ASCENDANT's exclusive membership and our active involvement in IMAP network since 2006, we are even more commited since our Managing Partner, Mr Jurgis Oniunas, was elected for the Chairman of the IMAP Board of Directors at the IMAP Fall Symposium in Tokyo in October 2014. We are proud of the fact that Mr Oniunas was recognized as the best choice to govern the strategic development of a global organisation such as IMAP.

Global reach

IMAP is one of the world's longest-established and experienced M&A partnerships operating globally with more than 35 firms in 40 countries and more than 500 M&A professionals throughout North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe and Asia. Sector experts, partners, advisors and analysts within the network are transaction focused and work as one team across borders. Through our extensive network ASCENDANT can efficiently and directly approach potential strategic and financial investors globally.

Access to international sector expertise

As an exclusive IMAP member, ASCENDANT is able to bring specific sector expertise to local clients. IMAP sector experts are professionals within IMAP member firms who have an extensive industry experience in specific sectors and established connections with top industry players. We share and connect with IMAP sector experts and their teams on a daily basis to provide specific, industry focused advice – latest industry trends and developments on global, regional and local scales, overview of competitor landscapes, recent M&A activities and investor groups.

Global performance


in 221 deals



30 deals

PE involvement


Average deal value

Transactions in Eastern Europe, 2015.
Undisclosed values & values up to US $200 million.

Rank House Number of Deals
3Ernst & Young LLP18
3M&A International18
9VTB Capital10
11Sberbank CIB9
11KBC Group NV9
13Standard Bank Group Ltd8
13Cushman & Wakefield Inc8

source: Thomson Financial

IMAP Offices

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