First Annual Cass Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre Conference
The Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre (MARC) at Cass Business School in cooperation with the European Corporate Governance Centre (ECGI) is holding the Inaugural Cass Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre Conference at Cass Business School, City University London on Monday, 22 August 2016.
The conference organizers invite authors to submit original theoretical and empirical papers covering issues related to mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including deal structure from financing to integration, corporate governance in M&A, regulatory changes, domestic and cross border transactions, among others.
PAPER SUBMISSION: The submission deadline is 31 March 2016 at 10pm GMT (United Kingdom time). There is no submission fee. To be eligible for submission, the paper must still be at a revisable stage (i.e. neither forthcoming nor close to being accepted at a journal) by the date of the conference. Please email a pdf version of your paper to CassMARC@city.ac.uk. The file name must be: [presenting author’s last name]_[shortened paper title] (for example, Smith_Deal integration.pdf). Please include “MARC2016” in the subject of your email. We expect to notify authors about acceptances by 1 June 2016.
STRUCTURE: Session will take place between 8:30am and 5:30pm on Monday 22 August 2016. A keynote speech will be delivered during lunch by a senior board member of the UK Competition and Markets Authority who is also the board member of a FTSE 100 company. The conference is preceded by an optional dinner on Sunday 21 August 2016.
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION: The conference organizers offer complimentary hotel accommodation near the conference venue for two nights 21-22 August 2016 for presenters, discussants, and program committee members.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Kenneth Ahern (University of Southern California), B. Espen Eckbo (Dartmouth College), Eliezer Fich (Drexel University), Julian Franks (London Business School), Andrey Golubov (University of Toronto), Yaniv Grinstein (Cornell University), Jarrad Harford (University of Washington), Dirk Jenter (London School of Economics), Kai Li (University of British Columbia), Ronald Masulis (University of New South Wales), Harold Mulherin (University of Georgia), Micah Officer (Loyola Marymount University), Robert Parrino (University of Texas at Austin), Raghavendra Rau (University of Cambridge), Stefano Rossi (Purdue University), Henri Servaes (London Business School), Denis Sosyura (University of Michigan), Sudi Sudarsanam (Cranfield University), Karin Thorburn (Norwegian School of Economics), Ralph Walkling (Drexel University)
Scott Moeller, Anh Tran, and Paolo Volpin
A world first for research
The Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre (MARC) at Cass is a real breakthrough - the first time a major business school has established a focused centre for research into the global M&A industry.
At MARC, the academic excellence of Cass meets the expertise of M&A bankers, lawyers, consultants, accountants and other key players. With its proximity to the City of London, Cass is perfectly placed to maintain close contacts with many such professionals.
The result has been and is new, cutting-edge insights into the entire M&A field, from deal origination to completion, from financing to integration, from emerging markets to the boardrooms of the world's largest companies.
A valuable addition
MARC is one of over 20 research centres at Cass, which consistently achieves the highest independent ratings. A number of corporations, regulators, professional services firms, exchanges and universities are already using MARC for swift access to the latest research and practical ideas.
The Centre is proud to have its Senior Sponsors, Credit Suisse, EY and White & Case, and Sponsors, Ardian, Mergermarket and Towers Watson, as research partners.
In 2011, MARC was chosen by AACSB to be the 'Spotlight' feature in its Research/Scholarship Resource Center: www.aacsb.edu/~/media/AACSB/Publications/Spotlights/research/city-university-london-2011.ashx
MARC's Academic Director, Dr Anh Tran's latest paper, 'Motivating Monitors: The importance of institutional investors' portfolio weights' has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics.