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New Isenberg Webinar on the Impact of Corporate Takeovers

January 25, 2012

Professor Ben BranchA research team led by co-principal investigators Ben Branch a professor of finance and Anurag Sharma a professor of strategic management at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, will present a webinar on February 1 at 1:00 p.m. ET to review findings and field questions about the team's just-released paper,  Mergers and Acquisitions and the Universal Investor. The paper is the first to analyze the impact of corporate takeover announcements on shareholders and bondholders of peer/competitor companies of both acquiring and target companies.


In addition to the co-PIs Professors Branch and Sharma, the Isenberg research team includes three Ph.D. candidates, Chetan Chawla, Ning Pu, and Liping Qiu. A grant from the IRRC Institute in New York City supported the research. The nonprofit institute's mission to foster thought leadership at the intersection of corporate responsibility and the informational needs of investors includes support for capital markets research.


More Information:

  • Read the IRRC's press release here
  • Read the MarketWatch press release here