Global law firm White & Case LLP has become the exclusive legal industry Senior Sponsor to the Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre (MARC) at Cass Business School.
The Firm has announced a strategic partnership with MARC from the beginning of 2015 and joins Credit Suisse, one of the world's leading financial services providers, EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services and independent private investment company Ardian as a Senior Sponsor. MARC is the first centre dedicated to research into the global M&A industry to have been established by a major business school.
London-based White & Case partner Jan Matejcek, Regional Section Head, EMEA M&A/Corporate, will represent the Firm on the MARC advisory board. He said: "We're very pleased to announce our association with a unique research centre at a business school with a worldwide reputation for academic excellence. As a truly global law firm, advising clients on M&A matters is an essential part of our DNA and ensures we're ideally positioned to make a contribution to MARC's cutting edge output. The partnership will also offer our people exciting opportunities."
Professor Scott Moeller, MARC Director and advisory board member, said: "We're delighted to welcome White & Case as a Senior Sponsor. We wanted to bring on board a law firm that matched the calibre of our existing partners and was able to provide a global perspective on the M&A industry's dynamics and participants – White & Case fulfils these criteria to the fullest extent."
During 2014 White & Case advised on 283 M&A deals globally with a combined value of more than US$400 billion, according to full year figures from Mergermarket. As one of the world's leading law firms in the area of M&A, White & Case is distinguished by its experience and focus on both strategic and private equity transactions, specific industries and cross-border transactions. With a global M&A team located in 26 countries, White & Case is one of the few law firms with the global capacity and experience to provide support to clients on worldwide M&A transactions.
MARC – Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre
MARC is the Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre at Cass Business School, City University London – the first research centre at a major business school to pursue focused leading edge research into the global mergers and acquisitions industry. Corporations, regulators, professional services firms, exchanges and universities use MARC for swift access to research and practical ideas. From deal origination to closing, from financing to integration, from the hottest emerging markets to the board rooms of the biggest corporations, MARC researches the wide spectrum of mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructurings.
The centre is proud to have its senior sponsors Ardian, Credit Suisse, EY and White & Case LLP, and sponsors Mergermarket and Towers Watson, as research partners.
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