Guest Lecture of Martin Gruber, NXP Semiconductors


On November 25th, 2016, our students had the pleasure of attending a guest lecture with Mr. Martin Gruber as part of the “International Strategic Management” course in the first semester of the International Business Management master’s program.

Mr. Gruber has been working for one of the largest companies in the semiconductors industry for +10 years and became an expert in the field of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) in his most recent assignment. In fact, he has been actively involved and vital in driving one of the largest and most successful mergers that has taken place in this particular industry. He gave interesting insights in the process of M&A and explained the reasons and advantages of mergers in a very practical and comprehensive way. The students gained an excellent overview and deeper understanding of the way of thinking and acting in this fast-moving and innovative sector along with the crucial aspects that need to be considered and anticipated in a merger integration process.