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Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre (MARC) and ECGI

2022 Sixth Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre Conference


Monday, 27 June 2022

08:30 - 17:30 BST (09:30 - 18:30 CEST)

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Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), London, UK
LG002 & LG003, Lower Ground Floor – 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ

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Scott Moeller, Bayes Business School
Anh Tran, Bayes Business School
Paolo Volpin, Bayes Business School, Drexel University and ECGI


Since 2016, our annual M&A Research Centre (MARC) conference is among the most selective high-quality conferences in the field and has brought together cutting-edge research and practice on M&A by leading professors and industry experts around the world. The papers presented at our 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. 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. Following the success of the Fifth Conference in 2021, the Sixth Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre (MARC) Conference was held on 27 June 2022, again in cooperation with the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). 

As of January 2021, four out of eight papers presented at our 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 our second conference in 2017 have been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Accounting Research.

We were happy to return in 2022 to a conference format in which all the presenters and discussants attended in person, but for those unable to travel to London were able to live stream the conference


Monday, 27 June 2022 | 08.30 BST (09:30 CEST)


Conference Opening


Scott Moeller

Session 1 | Chaired by


Jason Sturgess

Coffee Break

Session 2 | Chaired by


Eric de Bodt

Lunch Break

Session 3 | Chaired by


Zhong Chen

Keynote Speech Introduction


André Spicer

Coffee break

Session 4 | Chaired by


Fangming Xu

Conference close



Andrey Golubov

Associate Professor of Finance
University of Toronto
Research Member

Jarrad Harford

Professor of Finance and Department Chair
University of Washington
Research Member

Dirk Jenter

Professor of Finance
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Research Member

Tingting Liu

Associate Professor of Finance
Iowa State University
Research Member

Ronald Masulis

Scientia Professor in Finance
UNSW School of Business, University of New South Wales
Research Member

Henri Servaes

Richard Brealey Professor of Corporate Governance; Professor of Finance
London Business School
Research Member

Fei Xie

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


Elaine McPartlan
European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
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