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.

Sixth Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre Conference

The conference will be held on Monday 27 June 2022, 08:30 – 17:30 (British Summer Time, GMT+1).

Since 2016, our 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 has been held in 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.

Registration: To register for a place please click here

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 EY, and Sponsors, Acuris (formerly Mergermarket), Ardian 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.