Publications

MARC's sponsors strive to ensure the delivery of innovative research that is relevant in the complex, fast-moving world of M&A. As a first step, research topics are agreed between MARC's academic team and the senior sponsors, reflecting a broad range of viewpoints.

Independent

The research is carried out independently, with respondents participating on a strictly anonymous basis. The research is then developed into full-length papers and subjected to a strict academic review process, as well as reviews by MARC's sponsors.

This approach delivers the Centre's two chief aims:

  • To extract practical insights from research and share them quickly
  • To ensure research is supported by academic rigour

Academic Journals

  • Assessing market attractiveness for mergers and acquisitions: the M&A Attractiveness Index Score
    Appadu, N., Faelten, A., Moeller, S. & Vitkova, V. (2014)
    The European Journal of Finance
  • Earnout deals: Method of initial payment and acquirers’ gains
    Barbopoulos, L., Paudyal, K. & Sudarsanam, S. (2017)
    European Financial Management 
    pp 1354-7798
  • Post-privatisation effects of management and employee buyouts
    Buck, T., Filatotchev, I. & Wright, M. (2002)
    Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics
    Vol. 73, No. 3, pp 303-352
  • Stock option grants to target CEOs during private merger negotiations
    Cai, J., Fich, E.M. & Tran, A.L.
    Journal of Financial Economics
    Vol. 101, pp 413-430
  • Distress classification measures in the banking sector
    Carapeto, M., Moeller, S., Faelten, A. Vitkova, V. & Bortolotto, L. (2011)
    Risk Governance & Control: Financial markets and institutions
    Vol. 1, Issue 4
  • An examination of multiple plans in Chapter 11 reorganizations
    Carapeto, M. (2007)
    Journal of Financial Stability
    Vol. 3, No. 3, pp 279-293
  • Explaining deviations from absolute priority rules
    Carapeto, M. (2006)
    Journal of Financial Stability
    Vol. 3, No. 3, pp 543-560
  • Emerging patterns in deviations from absolute priority rules in bankruptcy
    Carapeto, M. (2005)
    Journal of Restructuring Finance
    Vol. 2, No. 2, pp 101-109
  • Bankruptcy bargaining with outside options and strategic delay
    Carapeto, M. (2005)
    Journal of Corporate Finance
    Vol. 11, No. 4, pp 736-746
  • Employment Protection and Takeovers
    Dessaint, O., Golubov, A. & Volpin, P.
    Journal of Financial Economics
    Vol. 125, No. 2, pp 369-388
  • Organizational identity change: managerial regulation and member identification in an accounting firm acquisition
    Empson, L. (2004)
    Accounting, Organizations and Society
    Vol. 29, pp 759-781
  • Fear of exploitation and fear of contamination: impediments to knowledge transfer in mergers between professional service firms
    Empson, L. (2001)
    Human Relations
    Vol. 54, No. 7, pp 839-862
  • Mergers between professional services firms: exploring an undirected process of integration
    Empson, L. (2000)
    Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions
    Vol. 1, pp 205-237
  • Merging professional service firms
    Empson, L. (2000)
    Business Strategy Review
    Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp 39-46
  • Mergers and acquisitions in the NHS: lessons learnt and recommendations
    Falzon, C. & Moeller, S. (2015)
    UK Department of Health
  • Motivating monitors: The importance of institutional investors' portfolio weights
    Fich, E.M., Harford, J. & Tran, A. (2015)
    Journal of Financial Economics
    Vol. 118, No. 1, pp 21-48
  • Do Acquirers Benefit from Retaining Target CEOs?
    Fich, E.M., Officer, M. & Tran, A. (2016)
  • Contractual revisions in compensation: Evidence from merger bonuses to target CEOs
    Fich, E.M., Rice, E. & Tran, A.(2016)
    Journal of Accounting and Economics
    Vol. 61, No. 2–3, pp 338-368
  • On the importance of golden parachutes
    Fich, E.M., Tran, A.L. & Walkling, R.A. (2013)
    Journal of Finance and Quantitative Analysis
    Vol. 48, pp 1717-1753
  • Learning from your investors - Can the composition of institutional investors affect the chance of success in international M&A deals?
    Gietzmann, M., Faelten, A. & Vitkova, V. (2015)
    Journal of Management and Governance
    Vol. 19, No. 1, pp 47-69
  • Naked M&A transactions: how the lack of local expertise in cross-border deals can negatively affect acquirer performance - and how informed institutional investors can mitigate this effect
    Gietzmann, M., Faelten, A. & Vitkova, V. (2014)
    Journal of Business Finance & Accounting
    Vol. 41, No. 3-4, pp 469-506
  • Extraordinary acquirers
    Golubov, A., Yawson A. & Zhang H. (2015)
    Journal of Financial Economics
    Vol. 116, No. 2, pp 314-330
  • Do Stock-Financed Acquisitions Destroy Value? New Methods and Evidence
    Golubov A., Petmezas D. & Travlos N.G. (2016)
    Review of Finance
    Vol. 20, No. 1, pp 161-200
  • Considerations for a stronger first mover advantage theory
    Lanzolla, G. & Suarez, F. (2008)
    Academy of Management Review
    Vol. 33, No. 1, pp 269-270
  • Digital transformation
    Lanzolla, G. & Anderson, J. (2008)
    Business Strategy Review
    Vol. 19, No. 2, pp 72-76
  • The role of environmental dynamics in building a first mover advantage theory
    Lanzolla, G. & Suarez, F. (2007)
    Academy of Management Review
    Vol. 32, No. 2, pp 377-392
  • The half-truth of first-mover advantage
    Lanzolla, G. & Suarez, F. (2005)
    Harvard Business Review
    Vol. 83, No. 4, pp 121-127
  • Changes in block ownership in the London Stock Exchange
    Lasfer, M. & Bozcuk, A. (2007)
    International Journal of Business
  • The interrelationship between managerial ownership and board structure
    Lasfer, M. (2006)
    Journal of Business Finance and Accounting
    Vol. 33, Nos. 7/8, pp 1006-1033
  • Discussion of separation of ownership from control and acquiring firm performance: the case of family ownership in Canada
    Lasfer, M. (2006)
    Journal of Business Finance and Accounting
    Vol. 33, Nos. 3/4, pp 544-549
  • The information content of institutional trades on the London Stock Exchange
    Lasfer, M. & Bozcuk, A. (2005)
    Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
    Vol. 40, No. 3, pp 621-644
  • On the monitoring role of the board of directors: the case of the adoption of Cadbury recommendations in the UK
    Lasfer, M. (2004)
    Advances in Financial Economics
    Vol. 9, pp 287-326
  • Bidder's attitude determines M&A success
    Lasfer, M. & Morzaria, K. (2004)
    International Financial Law Review
    Vol. April, Supplement, pp 187-189
  • Short-term reaction of stock markets in stressful circumstances
    Lasfer, M., Melnik, A. & Thomas, D. (2003)
    Journal of Banking and Finance
  • Do occupational pension funds monitor companies in which they hold large stakes?
    Lasfer, M. & Faccio, M. (2000)
    Journal of Corporate Finance
    Vol. 6, No. 1, pp 71-110
  • Financial distress, asset sales, and lender monitoring
    Lasfer, M., Sudarsanam, S. & Taffler, R. (1996)
    Financial Management
    Vol. 25, No. 3, pp 57-66
  • Successful M&A through Business Intelligence
    Moeller, S. & Brady, C. (2015)
    Intercontinental Finance
    Issue 129/15
  • Tell It Like It Is: Success and the Quality of M&A Deal Announcements
    Moeller, S., Faelten, A. & Singh, J. (2014)
  • Hedge Funds: effective managers or master stock pickers
    Moeller, S., Sudarsanam, S. & Vitkova, V. (2018)
  • The role of internal auditors in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures: an international study
    Selim, G., Sudarsanam, S. & Lavine, M. (2003)
    International Journal of Auditing
    Vol. 7, No. 3, pp 223-246
  • The separation of banking from insurance: evidence from Europe
    Staikouras, S. & Nurullah, M. (2008)
    Multinational Finance Journal
    Vol. 12, pp 157-184
  • A practical approach to blend insurance in the banking network
    Staikouras, S., Artikis, P. & Mutenga, S. (2008)
    Journal of Risk Finance
    Vol. 9, pp 106-214
  • The Greek bank-insurance model: a look at a not-so-new corporate structure
    Staikouras, S. & Merikas, A. (2008)
    European Research Studies Journal
  • Corporate bancassurance structures: the case of Greece
    Staikouras, S., Artikis, P. & Mutenga, S. (2008)
    Risk Management Journal
    Vol. 10, pp 85-103
  • De facto versus de jure bank-insurance ventures in the Greek market
    Staikouras, S. & Kalotychou, E. (2007)
    The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance
    Vol. 32, pp 246-263
  • Business opportunities and market realities in financial conglomerates
    Staikouras, S. (2006)
    The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance
    Vol. 31, pp 124-148
  • Target bankruptcy risk and its impact on going-private buyout performance and exit
    Sudarsanam, S., Wright, M. & Huang, K. (2011)
    Corporate Governance: International Review
  • Determinants of takeover premium in cash offers: an option pricing approach
    Sudarsanam, S. & Sorwar, G. (2010)
    Journal of Business Finance & Accounting
    Vol. 37, Nos 5 & 6, pp 687-714
  • Corporate governance convergence in Germany through shareholder activism: impact of the Deutsche Boerse bid for London Stock Exchange
    Sudarsanam, S. & Broadhurst, T. (2010)
    Journal of Management and Governance
    DOI 10.1007/s10997-010-9141-6
  • Allocative Efficiency of Internal Capital Markets: Evidence from Equity Carve-outs by Diversified Firms
    Sudarsanam, S., Tian, S. & Vitkova, V. (2018)
  • Local versus foreign currency ratings: what determines sovereign transfer risk?
    Thomas, S. & Treviño, L. (2001)
    Journal of Fixed Income
    Vol. 11, No. 1, pp 65-76
  • An Analysis of Short-Term Performance of UK Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions by Chinese Listed Companies
    Zhu, L. & Moeller, S.

Books

  • Faelten, A., Driessen, M. & Moeller, S.
    Why Deals Fail and How to Rescue Them: M&A lessons for business successThe Economist Book Series
    (Profile Books Ltd, London, 2016)
  • Moeller, S.
    The M&A collection : themes in best practice
    (Bloomsbury, 2014)
  • Moeller, S. & Brady, C.
    Intelligent M&A: Navigating the mergers and acquisitions minefield (2nd Edition)
    (Wiley, London, 2014)
  • Carapeto, M., Moeller, S., Faelten, A., Vitkova, V. & Bortolotto, L.
    Distress resolution strategies in the banking sector: implications for global financial crises in Kim, S.-K. & Mckenzie, M.D. (eds) International Finance Review Volume 11 - International Banking in the New Era: Post-crisis challenges and opportunities
    (Emerald Publishing Group, 2010)
  • Empson, L.
    M&A as knowledge in Angwin, D. (ed.) Mergers and Acquisitions
    (Blackwell Publishing, 2007
  • Lasfer, M. & Faccio, M.
    Do occupational pension funds monitor companies in which they hold large stakes?
    in Keasey, K., Thompson, S. & Wright, M. (eds) Corporate Governance (International Library of Critical Writings in Economics Series)
    (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2004)
  • Lasfer, M. & Faccio, M.
    Institutional shareholders and corporate governance: the case of UK pension funds
    in McCahery, J., Moerland, P., Raaijmakers, T. & Renneboog, L. (eds) Corporate Governance Regimes: Convergence and diversity
    (Oxford University Press, 2002)
  • Levis, M., Appadu, N. & Faelten, A.
    Mergers, SEOs, divestitures & IPO performance in Levis., M. & Vismara, S. (eds) Handbook of Research on IPOs
    (Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, 2013)
  • Moeller, S. (ed.)
    Finance Essentials: The practitioners' guide
    (Bloomsbury Information Ltd, London, 2012)
  • Moeller, S. & Carapeto, M.
    Acquiring distressed and bankrupt concerns in Faulkner, D., Teerikangas, S. & Joseph, R.J. (eds) The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions
    (Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • Moeller, S. & Brady, C.
    Intelligent M&A: Navigating the mergers and acquisitions minefield

    (Wiley, London, 2007)
  • Moeller, S.
    Case Studies in Mergers & Acquisitions
    (2nd Edition)
    (Pearson Publishing, Harlow, 2006)
  • Moeller, S.
    Surviving M&A: Make the most of your company being acquired
    (Wiley, London, 2009)
  • Sudarsanam, S.
    Value creation and value appropriation in M&A deals in Joseph, R., Faulkner, D. & Teerikangas, S. (eds) The Handbook of Mergers & Acquisitions
    (Oxford University Press, 2011)
  • Sudarsanam, S.
    Creating Value from Mergers and Acquisitions: The challenges (2nd Edition)
    (FT-Prentice Hall, 2010)

Case Studies

  • Seeking Growth: A Case Study of Diageo Plc’s Growth Strategy in Emerging Markets
    Moeller, S., Faelten, A. and Ajayi, D (2015)
    The Case Centre collection
    Ref. 115-058-1
  • Together we Lead the Way: Action for Blind People joins The Royal National Institute of Blind People
    Moeller, S., and Hawks, K. (2014)
    The Case Centre collection
    Ref. 314-223-1
  • Quaker Oats: Acquisition of Snapple
    Moeller, S. (2010)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 310-179-1
  • Bear Hug: An M&A Battle
    Moeller, S. & Dellamano, R. (2010)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 305-482-1
  • Deutsche Bank (A): The Strategy and Integration behind Deutsche Bank's Acquisition of Bankers Trust
    Moeller, S. & Odumodu, R. (2010)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 305-017-1
  • Deutsche Bank (B): Financing Deutsche Bank's Acquisition of Bankers Trust
    Moeller, S. & Odumodu, R. (2010)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 105-012-1
  • 'The Manchester United Buccaneers?': Malcolm Glazer's Acquisition of Manchester United
    Moeller, S. & Osayimwese, O. (2010)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 107-032-1
  • The Battle for Marks & Spencer: Sir Philip Green's Unsuccessful Takeover Attempt
    Moeller, S. & Prodan, M. (2010)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 307-149-1
  • The Cadbury Defence
    Moeller, S. & Ritson, A. (2010)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 311-014-1
  • Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange: The Downfall of the Friendly Raider
    Moeller, S. & Syed, F. (2010)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 305-511-1
  • Abbey National: From Building Society to Acquisition Target
    Moeller, S. & Wells, T. (2010)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 305-477-1
  • Santander is Coming to Town: The Acquisition of Abbey National by Grupo Santander
    Moeller, S. & Wells, T. (2010)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 305-512-1
  • 'The Best Financial-Services Transaction Ever' (A): Designing the Merger of The Bank of New York and Mellon Financial
    Moeller, S. (2009)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 309-070-1
  • 'The Best Financial-Services Transaction Ever' (B): The Integration of The Bank of New York and Mellon Financial
    Moeller, S. (2009)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 309-071-1
  • HMV's Battle for the High Street (A): The Creation of HMV Group
    Moeller, S. & Taplin, S. (2008)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 309-075-1
  • HMV's Battle for the High Street (B): Monopoly Issues in HMV's Acquisition of Ottakar's
    Moeller, S. & Taplin, S. (2008)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 309-076-1
  • Rejuvenating e-marketplaces: The case of Unicredit's 1city.biz
    Lanzolla, G. & Ordanini, A. (2007)
  • Investing at Trust & Depositary Services, Bank of New York
    Moeller, S. & Dellamano, R. (2007)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 407-007-1
  • Bear Hug (A) - The Target: D&A Biopharmaceuticals
    Moeller, S. & Dellamano, R. (2005)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 305-478-1
  • Bear Hug (B) - The Bidder: King Capital Partners
    Moeller, S. & Dellamano, R. (2005)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 305-479-1
  • Bear Hug (C) - The Trade Buyer: Pharmatech
    Moeller, S. & Dellamano, R. (2005)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 305-480-1
  • Bear Hug (D) - The Financial Buyer: Billings Investment Group (BIG)
    Moeller, S. & Dellamano, R. (2005)
    European Case Clearing House
    Ref. 305-481-1

Conference Papers

  • ‘Do firms actively cater to dividend clienteles? Evidence from merger-induced changes in shareholder structure’
    Golubov, A., Lasfer, M. & Vitkova, V.
    European Finance Association Annual Meeting, Warsaw, Poland (22-25 August 2018)
  • ‘The Impacts of Resource Distance and Institutional Distance on the Value of M&A Transactions’
    Veettil. N., Appadu. N., Veliyath. R. & Galeazzo. A.
    Academy of Management 2018 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA (10-14 August 2018)
  • ‘Impact of Inter-country Differences in Shareholder Rights Regimes on Formation of Hedge Fund Wolf-packs, Campaign Outcomes and Target Shareholder Value Gains’
    Sudarsanam, S., Vitkova, V. & Kyriazis, D.
    European Financial Management Association Annual meeting, Milan, Italy (27-30 June 2018)
  • ‘The best bet: Should the new CEO acquire or divest?’
    Appadu. N.
    European Financial Management Association 2018 Annual Meeting, Milan, Italy (27-30 June 2018)
  • ‘The Impact of Credit Rating Distance on Mergers and Acquisitions’
    Alexandridis, G., Huang, Z. & Oikonomou, I.
    Multinational Finance Society 25th Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary (24-27 June 2018)
  • ‘Advertising, Attention, and Acquisition Returns’
    Fich, E., Starks, L. & Tran, A.
    American Finance Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA (6 January 2018)
  • ‘Cross-Border Buyout Performance’
    Tian, S.
    2017 Paris Financial Management Conference, Paris, France (18-20 December 2017)
  • ‘Not All Acquirers are the Same: And that Matters’
    Angwin, D., Appadu, N., Thanos, I. & Urs, U.
    2017 SMS Special Conference Costa Rica, Costa Rica, Central America (14-16 December 2017)
  • ‘Corporate Tax Cuts, Merger Activity, and Shareholder Wealth’
    Fich, E., Rice, E. & Tran, A.
    National Tax Association Conference, Philadelphia, USA (11 November 2017)
  • ‘Do firms actively cater to dividend clienteles? Evidence from merger-induced changes in shareholder structure’
    Golubov, A., Lasfer, M. & Vitkova, V.
    Seminar Series, University of Westminster, England, UK (17 October 2017)
  • ‘Stock Pickers or Managers: Do Hedge Fund Activists Really Contribute to Long-term Value?’
    Sudarsanam, S. & Vitkova, V.
    2017 FMA Annual Meeting, Boston, USA (11-14 October 2017)
  • ‘Cross-Border Buyout Performance’
    Tian, S.
    2017 FMA Annual Meeting, Boston, USA (11-14 October 2017)
  • ‘M&A update amid Brexit and the EZ recovery’
    Moeller, S.
    ThomsonReuters Global Markets Forum, London, UK (19 September 2017)
  • ‘What should I do next? CEO succession and subsequent corporate strategy’
    Appadu, N.
    World Finance Conference, Sardinia, Italy (26-28 July 2017)
  • ‘Stock Pickers or Managers: Do Hedge Fund Activists Really Contribute to Long-term Value?’
    Sudarsanam, S. & Vitkova, V.
    European Financial Management Association 2017 Annual Meeting, Athens, Greece (28 June-1 July 2017)
  • ‘What should I do next? CEO succession and subsequent corporate strategy’
    Appadu, N.
    European Financial Management Association 2017 Annual Meeting, Athens, Greece (28 June-1 July 2017)
  • ‘What should I do next? CEO succession and subsequent corporate strategy’
    Appadu, N.
    2017 FMA European Conference, Lisbon, Portugal (22-23 June 2017)
  • ‘Cross-Border Buyout Performance’
    Tian, S.
    4th Young Finance Scholars’ Conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK (12-13 June 2017)
  • ‘Why Deals Fail and How to Rescue Them’
    Moeller, S.
    Panel speaker, Real Deals’ 2017 Mid-Market Conference, London, UK (2 February 2017)
  • ‘Is timing everything? Today’s M&A environment & target identification’
    Moeller, S.
    Keynote Speaker, Strategic M&A: Acquiring Smart Conference, London, UK (19 January 2017)
  • ‘Do diversified firms allocate capital inefficiently? Evidence from equity carve-outs’
    Sudarsanam, S., Tian, S. & Vitkova, V.
    Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, United States (19-22 October 2016)
  • ‘Competition, Auditor Independence and Audit Quality’
    Xie, F.
    American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, New York, USA (6-10 August 2016)
  • ‘Do diversified firms allocate capital inefficiently? Evidence from equity carve-outs’
    Sudarsanam, S., Tian, S. & Vitkova, V.
    European Financial Management Association (EFMA) Annual Meeting, Basel, Switzerland (29 June – 2 July 2016)
  • ‘Empirical research in M&A’
    Tran, A.
    Open University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (20 June 2016)
  • ‘Advertising, attention, and acquisition returns’
    Fich, E., Starks, L. & Tran, A.
    Vietnam International Conference in Finance, Vietnam (8-9 June 2016)
  • ‘Impact of Target Company Pension Liabilities on Takeover Premium, Bidder’s Choice of Payment Currency and Shareholder Returns’
    Sudarsanam, S. & Appadu, N.
    European Financial Management Association, Amsterdam (24-27 June 2015)
  • ‘Do Acquirers Benefit from Retaining Target CEOs?’
    Fich, E., Officer, M. & Tran, A.
    Vietnam International Conference in Finance, Vietnam (4-5 Jun 2015)
  • ‘Do Acquirers Benefit from Retaining Target CEOs?’
    Fich, E., Officer, M. & Tran, A.
    Eastern Finance Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans (8-11 April 2015)
  • ‘Do Acquirers Benefit from Retaining Target CEOs?
    ’Fich, E., Officer, M. & Tran, A.
    Paris Financial Management Conference, Paris (15-16 December 2014)
  • ‘Do Acquirers Benefit from Retaining Target CEOs?’
    Fich, E., Officer, M. & Tran, A.
    XXII Finance Forum, Zaragoza (20-21 November 2014)
  • ‘Does Dividend Policy Change after M&A?’
    Vitkova, V.
    Financial Management Association, Nashville (15-18 October 2014)
  • ‘Motivated Monitors: The importance of institutional investors’ portfolio weights’
    Fich, E., Harford, J. & Tran, A.
    European Finance Association Annual Meeting, Lugano (27-30 August 2014)
  • ‘Motivated Monitors: The importance of institutional investors’ portfolio weights’
    Fich, E., Harford, J. & Tran, A.
    European Financial Management Association, Rome (25-28 June 2014)
  • ‘Motivated Monitors: The importance of institutional investors’ portfolio weights’
    Fich, E., Harford, J. & Tran, A.
    Financial Intermediation Research Society Annual Conference, Quebec (1-4 June 2014)
  • ‘Motivated Monitors: The importance of institutional investors’ portfolio weights’
    Fich, E., Harford, J. & Tran, A.
    Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, Tokyo (8-10 May 2014)
  • ‘Motivated Monitors: The importance of institutional investors’ portfolio weights’
    Fich, E., Harford, J. & Tran, A.
    American Finance Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia (3-5 January 2014)

Media

  • 'Internationalist' UK dealmakers buck trend of poor global M&A performance featured in City A.M. and One News Page Australia
  • M&A market endures worst performance in a decade featured in Yahoo! Singapore Finance and The Telegraph (eClips Web)
  • North American M&A performance declines for the third consecutive quarter featured in Banking Industry Today, Euro Investor and Nasdaq.com
  • Investment - Articles - Mergers and Acquisition performance in freefall featured in Actuarial Post
  • Chengdu, London enhance partnership in fintech-中国中小企业信息网中国中小企业信息网
  • Business school: amnesia in banks, McKinsey boss, MBAs in Iran featured in Financial Times
  • M&A market endures worst performance in a decade featured in Telegraph.co.uk
  • M&A Performance In Freefall But Deal Numbers Hit Levels Rarely Seen Since Financial CrisisSeeking Alpha Merger mania featured in The Real Deal
  • La performance du marché mondial des fusions-acquisitions au plus bas depuis dix ansFiscal on Line The role of treasury in M&A featured in Treasurytoday.com
  • M&A, la peggiore performance globale degli ultimi dieci anni featured in Finanzaoperativa.com
  • Intralinks to Keynote Third Annual Cass Mergers & Acquisitions Research Centre Conference Philip Whitchelo, Vice President for Strategic Business Development, to share Confessions of an M&A Dealmaker. NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IntralinAcrofan [ENG]
  • Intralinks to Keynote Third Annual Cass Mergers & Acquisitions Research Centre Conference featured in Silicon Investor - FinancialContent, Boston Herald - FinancialContent, Finanzen.net, Finanzen.ch, CNBC, AP (Hosted), 財經智珠網 DB Power, CEO.ca, Oi Vietnam, New Delhi Times, Myanmar Photo News, ChinaGoAbroad - Pr-Newswire, PRNewswire - Malaysia Global Business Forum
  • Trop travailler peu, t nuire à votre carrière featured in YAWATANI
  • Aktiengewinne durch Unternehmenstransaktionen featured in Finanzwelt Online

Trade Publications

  • Countries in the Crosshairs
    Appadu, N.
    Featured in the article ‘The Great Chinese Takeaway’
    BNP Paribas (online) 17 November 2016
  • Selling The Story
    Faelten, A., Singh, J., Moeller, S. & Badham, D. 
    PR WeekFinyear and The Drum
    January 2015
  • M&A Attractiveness Index 2013
    Faelten, A., Appadu, N., Vitkova, V. & Vasileva, M.
    Milano Finanza, 26 December 2013
  • How They Spend It: A study of corporate cash levels and spending behaviour
    Faelten, A., Appadu, N. & Vitkova, V.
    Fundweb, 18 February 2013
  • The Cass MARC M&A Maturity Index 2012
    Faelten, A., Appadu, N., Vitkova, V., Fragiadakis, V. & Hilber, S.
    CFO Magazine and the Dubai Chronicle,  August 2012
  • Which M&A activities drive the most shareholder value?
    Faelten, A., Moeller, S. & Whitchelo, P.
    Transaction Advisors (Q1 2015, Vol. 3, Issue 1)
  • The First 1,000 Days in the Life of an IPO
    Levis, M.,  Faelten, A., Appadu, N. & Vitkova, V.
    EFinancial News, 12 June 2012
  • Now the Cadbury drama is over it is time for the debate to begin
    Lampel, J.
    The Sunday Telegraph, 23 January 2010
  • Leaders of the pack
    Lanzolla, G.
    Director Magazine, June 2008
  • A strong brand could be the best survival strategy (digital transformations)
    Lanzolla, G.
    Financial Times, 28 May 2008
  • Corporate funds hold up firms' bottom lines (corporate finance)
    Lasfer, M.
    The Times, 31 October 2008
  • Credits give small businesses a break (SME sector and tax planning)
    Lasfer, M.
    The Times, 9 May 2006
  • Deal or no deal?
    Moeller, S.
    Henderson Global Investors Magazine, Q4 2014 Issue 12
  • Factors that decide who escapes redundancy
    Moeller, S.
    Employee Benefits: Thought Leaders - Academic Insights supplement, March 2011
  • Making takeovers easier to swallow
    Moeller, S.
    www.personneltoday.com, 22 January 2008
  • The reinvention of investment banking
    Moeller, S.
    Finance Today, 2001
  • Studying M&A targets
    Moeller, S.
    Financial Times 'Mastering Transactions' Supplement, 6 October 2006
  • Why do an M&A deal?
    Moeller, S. & Balsyte, R.
    Institut für Management IfM-Impulse, 2011
  • Successful M&A through business intelligence
    Moeller, S. & Brady, C.
    Intercontinental Finance, 2015, Issue 129, pp 16-17
  • Pre-announcement M&A Activity and Its Effect on M&A Outcomes
    Moeller, S. & Whitchelo, P.
    Transaction Advisors (Q3 2014, Vol. 2, Issue 3)
  • Indignations within organisations and the next big bubble burst
    Sims, D.
    www.thomasnet.com, 18 July 2008
  • Best. Paper. Ever. (indignation within organisations)
    Sims, D.
    www.boston.com, 16 May 2008
  • Iron fists and velvet gloves: what's the best way to be boss?
    Sims, D.
    The Independent, 18 January 2008
  • Career monitor (stress management via communication)
    Sims, D.
    Staffers, 1 January 2008
  • Taking charge
    Sims, D.
    NQ Magazine, 1 October 2007
  • A theoretical analysis of refinancing by listed companies
    Zhao, H.
    Fortune Key, 1 April 2008
  • How oil and gas companies are dealing with low prices
    Vitkova, V.
    The Conversation (online) 27January 2016
  • A diagnosis of the China stock market bubble
    Zhao, H.
    Fortune Key, 18 February 2008
  • Chinese banks look to Western expansion
    Zhao, H.
    Retail Banking Insider, 20 December 2007

Working Papers

Not All Acquirers are the Same: And that Matters
Angwin, D., Appadu, N., Thanos, I & Urs, U. (2017)

Employment Protection and Takeovers
Dessaint, O., Golubov, A. and Volpin, P. (2016)

Do Acquirers Benefit from Retaining Target CEOs?
Fich, E., Officer, M. & Tran, A. (2015)

Advertising, attention, and acquisition returns
Fich, E; Starks, L; and Tran, A (2016)

Do firms actively cater to dividend clienteles? Evidence from merger-induced changes in shareholder structure
Golubov, A., Lasfer, M. & Vitkova, V. (2017)

Dividend Policy and M&A
Lasfer, M., Golubov, A. & Vitkova, V. (2015)

Corporate Actions - A Holistic (CEO) Perspective
Moeller, S. & Vitkova, V. (2015)

The Next Step: How the appointment of a CEO can affect M&A (working title)
Sudarsanam, S. & Appadu, N. (2015)

Stock Pickers or Managers: Do Hedge Fund Activists Really Contribute to Long-term Value?
Sudarsanam, S. and Vitkova, V. (2016)

Do diversified firms allocate capital inefficiently? Evidence from equity carve-outs
Sudarsanam, S. & Vitkova, V. (2015)

Who Gains from Corporate Rescues? Distressed M&A during Four Financial Crises
Vitkova, V., Tian, S. & Faelten, A. (2017)

Does the Market Value M&A Risk Factor Disclosure?
Xie, F. and Wang, T. (2016)