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Fifth Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre Conference 

Monday, 28 June 2021 | 12:00 – 16:00 BST  (13:00 – 17:00 CEST)

Tuesday, 29 June 2021 | 12:00 – 16:00 BST  (13:00 – 17:00 CEST)


Organised by

Scott Moeller (M&A Research Centre, City, University of London)

Anh Tran (City, University of London) 

Paolo Volpin (City, University of London and ECGI)

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Since 2016, the annual MARC conference has brought together cutting-edge research and practice on M&A by leading professors and industry experts around the world. Topics span a broad array of issues related to M&A such as deal structure from financing to integration, activism, regulatory changes, domestic and cross border transactions and corporate social responsibility among others. The conference was held in cooperation with the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). We are honoured to have many world-leading academic experts in the field of M&A serving in our programme committee.

The MARC conference is among the most selective high-quality conferences in the field. The papers presented at the conference are at the forefront of knowledge and of high academic rigour, as evidenced by a high acceptance rate in the top three academic journals in accounting and finance. As of January 2021, four out of eight papers presented at the first conference in 2016 have been published in the Journal of Finance and the Review of Financial Studies. Four out of seven papers presented at the second conference in 2017 have been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Accounting Research.


Monday, 28 June 2021 | 12:00 BST  (13:00 CEST)



Closing Remarks


Tuesday, 29 June 2021 | 12:00 BST  (13:00 CEST)



Thomas Noe

Ernest Butten Professor of Management Studies
Saïd Business School Oxford
Research Member

Paolo Volpin

Acting Dean and Professor of Finance
Cass Business School, Faculty of Finance
Research Member

Anjana Rajamani

Associate Professor of Finance
Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management
Academic Member

Tingting Liu

Associate Professor of Finance
Iowa State University
Research Member

Vicente Cuñat

Associate Professor
Department of Finance, London School of Economics
Research Member

Ulf Axelson

Abraaj Capital Reader in Finance and Private Equity
London School of Economics and Political Science
Research Member

Fei Xie

Chaplin Tyler Professor of Finance & Iannaccone Faculty Fellow
University of Delaware, Lerner College of Business and Economics
Research Member

Merih Sevilir

Professor of Finance
ESMT-Berlin, and Halle Institute for Economics Research
Research Member


Elaine McPartlan
European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
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