Faculties and Research

Dr Naaguesh Appadu

Research Fellow

Faculty of Finance

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Postal Address

Cass Business School
106 Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8TZ
United Kingdom

Overview

Naaguesh has been working as a Researcher in the M&A Research Centre at Cass Business School since 2010, where he has been involved in a number of projects, particularly on IPOs, RTOs, Pensions CEOs and the Cass MARC M&A Maturity Index.

He was formerly a lecturer/researcher at Middlesex Business School, where he taught the Financial Data Analysis course for MSc programmes and was a research assistant. He has also held various positions in the financial services and consulting industries.

During his eighteen months at Mergermarket, Naaguesh was a research analyst and responsible for forecasting new M&A deals. Prior to Mergermarket, Naaguesh worked at the State Bank of Mauritius as an analyst in the Value-Based Performance Management team and was also a freelance advisor for small firms in Mauritius.

Qualifications

PhD.

Languages

Creoles and pidgins and French.

Expertise

Primary Topics

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Economics
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Strategic Management

Industries/Professions

  • accountancy firms
  • banking
  • financial services

Research Topics

Reverse Takeovers: Are they a Viable Alternative to IPOs?
Are Mergers of Equals - And Does it Matter?
Impact of target company pension liabilities on bidder’s choice of payment currency and shareholder returns
Performance comparison of M&A motive archetypes – Study of UK local acquisitions between 2004 and 2013

Chapter

  1. Appadu, N., Faelten, A. and Levis, M. (2013). Acquisitions, SEOs, Divestitures and IPO Performance. In levis, M. and Vismara, S. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on IPOs (pp. 347–374). Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 978-1-78195-537-6.

Conference Papers and Proceedings (4)

  1. Appadu, N. and Sudarsanam, S. (2015). Impact of target company pension liabilities on bidder’s choice of payment currency and shareholder returns. European Financial Management Association Annual Meeting 24-27 June, Amsterdam.
  2. Appadu, N., Faelten, A. and Levis, M. (2014). Reverse Takeovers: The Other Side of the Poor Man’s IPO. European Financial Management Association 2014 Annual Meetings 25-28 June, Rome.
  3. Appadu, N., Faelten, A. and Levis, M. (2013). The Poor Man's IPO: Reverse Takeovers in the UK. World Finance Conference Cyprus.
  4. Appadu, N., Faelten, A. and Levis, M. (2012). The First 1000 Days in the Life of an IPO. Financial Management Association (FMA) European Conference 6-8 July, Istanbul, Turkey.

Journal Article

  1. Appadu, N., Faelten, A., Moeller, S. and Vitkova, V. (2016). Assessing market attractiveness for mergers and acquisitions: the M&A Attractiveness Index Score. The European Journal of Finance, 22(8-9), pp. 732–755. doi:10.1080/1351847X.2014.888362.

Working Papers (3)

  1. Moeller, S. and Appadu, N. (2017). M&A Attractiveness Index 2016. M&A Research Centre, Cass Business School; City, University of London.
  2. Moeller, S., Appadu, N. and Sudarsanam, S. (2017). Pensions: Now something more to worry about (for dealmakers). London, UK: M&A Research Centre, Cass Business School; City, University of London.
  3. Moeller, S. and Appadu, N. (2016). M&A Attractiveness Index 2015. London, UK: M&A Research Centre, Cass Business School; City, University of London.

Consultancy (2)

  1. Willis Towers Watson (Private Sector) (Sep 2014 – Dec 2017)
    This is a work under the supervision of Scott Moeller. the task is to download data for QDPM and analyse the work and present the work to WTW
  2. ICAEW (Private Sector) (Mar 2012 – Dec 2016)
    Provide the analysis and the presentation of the Best in Class award for the winner of the best deal during a period of two years with specific restrictions.

Events/Conferences (9)

  1. First Annual Cass Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre Conference. (Conference) CASS, City,cUniversity of London. (2016). Organising Committee.
  2. EFMA. (Conference) Amsterdam, Holland (2015). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Impact of target company pension liabilities on bidder’s choice of payment currency and shareholder returns
    Author: Appadu N
    Co-authors: Sudi Sudarsanam
  3. SMS Annual Conference. Madrid (2014). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The Degree of Analysis of New CEOs’ Cognitive Reasoning and Firms’ Cash Holding Strategy
    Author: Appadu N
    Co-authors: Qingan Huang
  4. Multinational Finance Society Symposium. (Conference) Larnaca, Cyprus (2014). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The Next Step: How the Appointment of a New CEO Can Affect M&A Strategy
    Author: Appadu N
  5. Multinational Finance Conference. (Conference) Prague (2014). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The Next Step: How the Appointment of a New CEO Can Affect M&A Strategy
    Author: Appadu N
  6. EGOS. (Conference) Rotterdam, Holland (2014).
    Paper: Performance comparison of M&A motive archetypes – Study of UK local acquisitions between 2004 and 2013
    Author: Urs U
    Co-authors: Naaguesh Appadu and Duncan N. Angwin
  7. EFMA. (Conference) Rome, Italy (2014). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Reverse Takeovers: The Other Side of the Poor Man’s IPO
    Author: Appadu N
    Co-authors: Anna Faelten, and Mario Levis
  8. World Finance Conference. (Conference) Cyprus (2013). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The Poor Man's IPO: Reverse Takeovers in the UK
    Author: Appadu N
    Co-authors: A. Faelten, M. Levis
  9. FMA European. (Conference) Turkey (2012). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The First 1000 Days in the Life of an IPO
    Author: Appadu N
    Co-authors: A. Faelten, M. Levis

Media Appearances (2)

  1. Entrepreneurs: born or made with an MBA? (2011) www.cityam.com (website).
  2. Share a glass of red with 50,000 friends. (2011) Sunday Times (newspaper).