What we do

The M&A Research Centre (MARC), founded in 2008, is the only such research centre at any major business school focused on both the research and practice of M&A. With its proximity to the City of London, Bayes is perfectly placed to maintain close contacts with M&A bankers, lawyers, consultants, accountants, journalists and other key players.

The result has been and is new, cutting-edge insights into the entire M&A field, from deal origination to completion, from financing to integration, from emerging markets to the boardrooms of the world's largest companies.

A valuable addition

MARC is one of over 20 research centres at Bayes Business School, which consistently achieves the highest independent ratings. A number of corporations, regulators, professional services firms, exchanges and universities are already using MARC for swift access to the latest research and practical ideas.

The Centre is proud to have its Senior Sponsors, Credit Suisse and SS&C Intralinks, and Sponsors, Acuris (formerly Mergermarket), Ardian, ICAEW and Willis Towers Watson, as research partners.

In September 2011, the M&A Research Centre was chosen by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), one of the three 'triple-crown' organisations (along with AMBA and EQUIS) from which Bayes Business School holds accreditation, to be the 'Spotlight' feature in its Research/Scholarship Resource Center.  This is a great honour for both MARC and Bayes, and it emphasises the unique nature of the Centre's work and structure. You can read the feature click here.

Outlook for M&A 2023

Annual Outlook for M&A event reveals trends, statistics and expectations for the year ahead in the Mergers & Acquisitions market.

The Mergers & Acquisitions Reseach Centre (MARC) at the Bayes Business School will host its thirteenth annual Outlook for M&A.

We are pleased to invite you to the 13th Annual Outlook for M&A event which will include a panel discussion and audience debate on Monday, 23 January 2023, 17:00 - 19:00 (GMT).

To book your place, please register here.

In 2022 there were more than 130 participants in the virtual audience as Professor Scott Moeller, Director of MARC, welcomed students, alumni, practitioners and journalists to this year’s discussion, which was chaired by Susan Kilsby, Chair of the MARC Advisory Board.

Ms Kilsby will be joined by experts from major sponsor organisations, including: Ardian; Mergermarket / ION Group; SS&C Intralinks; Credit Suisse; Willis Towers Watson.