Fifth Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre Conference

City, University of London and ECGI

Fifth Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre Conference

  • 28 - 29 June 2021
  • Online

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 is 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.

Registration

To register for this event, please visit: https://bit.ly/3yqgBmb

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

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Hiring high-skilled labor through mergers and acquisitions

Time:
12:15h

Authors: 

Shenje Hshieh (City University of Hong Kong), Feng Zhang (University of Utah) and Jun Chen (Renmin University)

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Discussants

Conference Documents

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Security design for the acquisition of private firms

Time:
13:00h

Authors:

Thomas Noe (University of Oxford), Mark Jansen (University of Utah) and Ludovic Phalippou (University of Oxford)

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Discussants

Conference Documents

13:45

Break

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Acquisitions and CEO compensation changes

Time:
14:15h

Authors:

David Denis (University of Pittsburgh) and Leonce Bargeron (University of Kentucky)

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Discussants

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Are managers listening to Twitter? Evidence from Mergers & Acquisitions

Time:
15:00h

 

 

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Discussants

15:45
- 16:00

Closing Remarks

Speakers:

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

12:15

Keynote: ‘Corporate M&A: A proven value-creation strategy’

Speakers:
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Keynote: ‘Corporate M&A: A proven value-creation strategy’

Time:
12:15h

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13:00

EPS-Sensitivity and Mergers

Speakers:
Fangyuan Ma
Discussant:
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EPS-Sensitivity and Mergers

Time:
13:00h

Authors:

Fangyuan Ma (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Sudipto Dasgupta (Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Jarrad Harford (University of Washington)

Speakers

Fangyuan Ma

Discussants

Conference Documents

13:45

Break

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Real effects of stock market valuations: Local valuation spillovers in M&A activity

Time:
14:15h

Authors:

Anjana Rajamani (Erasmus University) and Frederik Schlingemann (University of Pittsburgh)

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Discussants

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How do equity analysts impact takeovers?

Time:
15:00h

Authors:

Tingting Liu (Iowa State University), Eliezer Fich (Drexel University) and Micah S. Officer (Loyola Marymount University)

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Discussants

Conference Documents

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Presentations

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Welcome and Introduction

Time:
12:00h

Speakers

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Session 1: Chaired by

Time:
16:40h

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Hiring high-skilled labor through mergers and acquisitions

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Hiring high-skilled labor through mergers and acquisitions

Time:
12:15h

Authors: 

Shenje Hshieh (City University of Hong Kong), Feng Zhang (University of Utah) and Jun Chen (Renmin University)

Speakers

Discussants

Conference Documents

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Security design for the acquisition of private firms

Time:
13:00h

Authors:

Thomas Noe (University of Oxford), Mark Jansen (University of Utah) and Ludovic Phalippou (University of Oxford)

Speakers

Discussants

Conference Documents

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Session 2: Chaired by

Time:
16:40h

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Acquisitions and CEO compensation changes

Time:
14:15h

Authors:

David Denis (University of Pittsburgh) and Leonce Bargeron (University of Kentucky)

Speakers

Discussants

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Are managers listening to Twitter? Evidence from Mergers & Acquisitions

Time:
15:00h

 

 

Speakers

Discussants

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Closing Remarks

Time:
15:45h
- 16:00h

Speakers

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Welcome and Introduction

Time:
12:00h

Speakers

Back to all presentations

Session 3: Chaired by

Time:
16:40h

Speakers

Keynote: ‘Corporate M&A: A proven value-creation strategy’

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Keynote: ‘Corporate M&A: A proven value-creation strategy’

Time:
12:15h

Speakers

EPS-Sensitivity and Mergers

Fangyuan Ma
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EPS-Sensitivity and Mergers

Time:
13:00h

Authors:

Fangyuan Ma (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Sudipto Dasgupta (Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Jarrad Harford (University of Washington)

Speakers

Fangyuan Ma

Discussants

Conference Documents

Real effects of stock market valuations: Local valuation spillovers in M&A activity

Back to all presentations

Real effects of stock market valuations: Local valuation spillovers in M&A activity

Time:
14:15h

Authors:

Anjana Rajamani (Erasmus University) and Frederik Schlingemann (University of Pittsburgh)

Speakers

Discussants

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How do equity analysts impact takeovers?

Time:
15:00h

Authors:

Tingting Liu (Iowa State University), Eliezer Fich (Drexel University) and Micah S. Officer (Loyola Marymount University)

Speakers

Discussants

Conference Documents

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Closing Remarks

Time:
15:45h
- 16:00h

Speakers