We are happy to return in 2022 to a conference format in which all the presenters and discussants will be attending in person, but for those unable to travel to London, we will be providing a live stream of the conference. When registering, please indicate whether you will be attending remotely so that we can send a link to you in June.
Since 2016, our annual M&A Research Centre 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 has been 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.
Our MARC conference is among the most selective high-quality conferences in the field. 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. 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.
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Giovanni Amodeo manages the global Data team of ION Analytics where he sits on the Executive Committee. ION Analytics, which was formed in 2021 from the combination of Dealogic and Acuris, is part of ION Group. Among the databases of which Giovanni is responsible for there are Dealogic, Mergermarket, Debtwire, Perfect Information and Inframation Group to name a few.
In his role, Giovanni’s team is responsible to produce high quality data that will be used by market participants to make effective decisions. Prior to this role, Giovanni managed the Global Research team of Acuris where his team was tasked to produce valuable insights using data.
Previously, Giovanni managed Mergermarket’s global team of journalists, and his responsibilities included, moderating and speaking at M&A events and hiring new talent. He also comments regularly about the markets on TV and gives academic lectures.
Giovanni joined Acuris in 2001 and has held a number of positions within the company, including Frankfurt Bureau Chief, Italian Correspondent, telecommunications, leisure and media reporter and research analyst, based in London. Prior to this, he worked with Commerzbank in Germany. Giovanni studied a degree in Economics at the University of Brescia and is a member of Giornalista Pubblicista enrolled at the Journalist Corporation in Milan.
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