Fourth Annual Cass Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre Conference

Conference date

19 Aug 2019


Cass Business School, City, University of London


Following the success of the third conference in 2018, we are pleased to announce that the fourth Cass Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre (MARC) Conference will be held at Cass Business School, City, University of London on Monday 19 August 2019, again in cooperation with the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).

The conference organizers invite authors to submit original, theoretical and empirical papers covering issues related to mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including topics such as deal structure from financing to integration, activism, regulatory changes, domestic and cross border transactions and corporate social responsibility among others.

PAPER SUBMISSION: The submission deadline has been extended to Friday 12 April, 10pm GMT (United Kingdom time). There is no submission fee. To be eligible for submission, the paper must still be at a revisable stage (i.e. neither forthcoming nor close to being accepted at a journal) by the date of the conference. Please email a pdf version of your paper to The file name must be: [presenting author’s last name]_[shortened paper title] (for example, Smith_Deal integration.pdf). Please include “MARC2019” in the subject of your email. We expect to notify authors about acceptances by 31 May 2019.

STRUCTURE: Sessions will take place between 8:30am and 5:30pm on Monday 19 August 2019 with a keynote speech during lunch and reception following the conference. The conference dinner for presenters, discussants, and program committee members will be held following the conference on Monday 19 August 2019.

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION: The conference organizers offer complimentary hotel accommodation near the conference venue for two nights 18-19 August 2019 for presenters, discussants, and program committee members.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Kenneth Ahern (University of Southern California), Marco Becht (Université libre de Bruxelles & ECGI), Claudia Custodio (Imperial College), Robert Dam (University of Colorado at Boulder), Éric de Bodt (Université Lille II), B. Espen Eckbo (Dartmouth College & ECGI), Eliezer Fich (Drexel University), Andrey Golubov (University of Toronto), Jarrad Harford (University of Washington), Dirk Jenter (London School of Economics), Kai Li (University of British Columbia), Ronald Masulis (University of New South Wales), Harold Mulherin (University of Georgia), Micah Officer (Loyola Marymount University), Robert Parrino (University of Texas at Austin), Raghavendra Rau (University of Cambridge), Edward Rice (University of Washington), Stefano Rossi (Purdue University & ECGI), Henri Servaes (London Business School & ECGI), Denis Sosyura (Arizona State University), Sudi Sudarsanam (Cranfield University), Karin Thorburn (Norwegian School of Economics & ECGI).