Author's profile

Anna Faelten
Cass Business School


Research Fellow. Faculty of Finance.Anna Faelten is the Senior Researcher at the M&A Research Centre. She was previously the editor of Deal Monitor and is currently pursuing an Executive MBA programme at Cass Business School.

Author articles

  • Research by the M&A Research Centre at Cass Business School advises on how companies can execute successful M&A transactions, ensuring full value and the successful integration of the target.

    15/12/2015 | 2,572
  • Intralinks asked researchers at the M&A Research Centre (MARC), Cass Business School, to look into the relationship between the pre-announcement due diligence phase and key M&A deal outcomes for both acquirer and seller.

    11/01/2014 | 3,379
  • With companies increasingly looking at targets abroad, the need to acquire specialised knowledge about the target, the target country's environment and the potential merits that may result from a given M&A deal is becoming ever more important. This research looks at the assistance long-term institutional shareholders could offer corporates in achieving their aims.

    08/02/2013 | 3,916
  • In collaboration with its research partners, Credit Suisse and Ernst & Young, the M&A Research Centre (MARC) at Cass Business School provides its second annual report (July 2012) on the maturity for M&A purposes of countries worldwide. The Cass MARC Maturity Index illustrates each country's ability to attract and sustain M&A activity, as well as identifying areas where improvement is needed. The index rates 148 countries according to their regulatory and political, economic and financial, technological and socio-economic environments, as well as their level of assets and infrastructure. It looks at the attractiveness of each country for domestic and inward deals and does not address external acquisitions for companies based in that country.

    06/02/2013 | 4,496
  • M&A deals are complex and challenging transactions that arguably represent the most significant investment a company can undertake, and give researchers an opportunity to analyse the value implications of these executive decisions. Whether mergers and acquisitions ultimately create or destroy corporate value and the identification of the factors that determine M&A success or failure are issues of crucial importance for both the management and shareholders of companies, and also for policy makers. The results presented in this paper provide some important conclusions regarding the impact of mergers and acquisitions in the UK, which should be taken into consideration by policymakers reviewing this area of the corporate environment.

    06/02/2013 | 6,020