Faculties and research

MARC funding and sponsorship

The Centre is funded principally by sponsorship from a select group of organisations and by Cass Business School. Current Senior Sponsors are Credit Suisse and EY. Acuris (formerly Mergermarket), Ardian and Willis Towers Watson are Sponsors.

Future sponsors from the broad range of institutions engaged in the M&A industry are welcome.

Sponsors benefit from contribution to leading-edge theory and practice at the world-leading M&A Research Centre, as well as association with one of Europe's top business schools.

Senior Sponsors

Credit Suisse

As one of the world's leading banks, Credit Suisse provides its clients with private banking, investment banking and asset management services worldwide. Credit Suisse offers advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as retail clients in Switzerland.

Credit Suisse is active in over 50 countries and employs approximately 49,000 people. Credit Suisse is comprised of a number of legal entities around the world and is headquartered in Zurich.

Further information can be found at www.credit-suisse.com


EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. It aims to have a positive impact on businesses and markets, as well as on society as a whole.

Its 144,000 people are the foundation of its success. EY assembles the right multi-disciplinary team for your business, drawing on its global network of professionals. Working with you in a collaborative style, it gains a clear understanding of your organisation and strives to identify issues before they become problems. You get the people you need, wherever in the world you need them, backed up by leading practices, methodologies and tools.

Further information can be found at www.ey.com



Founded in 1996 and led by Dominique Senequier, Ardian is a premium independent private investment company with assets of US$36bn managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia.  The company, which is majority-owned by its employees, keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and delivers investment performance to its global investors while fuelling growth in economies across the world.  Ardian's investment process blends discipline and conviction with a long-term philosophy.

Further information can be found at: www.ardian-investment.com.

Acuris (formerly Mergermarket)

Mergermarket, an Acurist company, is the leading M&A intelligence service, used by over 1500 of the world's foremost investment banks, law firms, private equity firms and corporates. mergermarket is the only comprehensive M&A service, combining forward looking origination intelligence, generated from the world's largest network of M&A journalists, with complete M&A historical data. Acurist also includes Dealreporter a news service that provides insightful intelligence on event driven situations to investors; Debtwire, the world's leading news service available for financial professionals in the fixed income markets around the world; wealthmonitor, which profiles entrepreneurs and their businesses; and Remark which offers bespoke services such as Thought Leadership studies, Research Reports, Reputation Insights and produces conferences.

Further information can be found at acuris.com

Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organisations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 14,000 associates around the world, we offer solutions in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management.

Our focus is on giving clients the clarity to make the right decisions and take the right actions. And our approach is grounded in perspective - the kind that comes from our deep experience working on a wide range of issues.

But more important, our perspective begins at eye level - with a clear understanding of our clients, the way they work, their goals and challenges.

Further information can be found at www.willistowerswatson.com