Global Outlook for M&A in 2022 - focus on the Middle East

Date: Thursday, 3rd March 2022
Time: 18:30 - 21:00 (local time)
Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Building 2, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Gate Village, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

City, University of London and Bayes Business School are pleased to invite alumni, students and prospective students to an evening masterclass and networking reception in Dubai. The event will feature a talk by Professor Scott Moeller, Director and Founder of the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Research Centre. Prof Moeller will discuss the recent global activity in the M&A markets with focus on the Middle East and predict the landscape and trends for the year ahead. This will be followed by a Q&A where you are invited to pose your own questions and share your views. 

This event will give participants an excellent opportunity to engage in an expert talk and thought-provoking conversation about M&A industry trends with fellow alumni, students and academics. Refreshments will be provided throughout the evening. 


18:30 - 19:00    Registration and Networking
19:00 - 19:05    Welcome 
19:05 - 19:30    Talk 'Global Outlook for M&A in 2022 - focus on the Middle East' by Prof Scott Moeller
19:30 - 20:00    Q&A
20:00 - 21:00    Networking Reception over nibbles and drinks

Speaker Profile

Scott Moeller is Professor in the Practice of Finance at Bayes Business School, City, University of London where he also is the director and founder of the M&A Research Centre.  Scott is a frequent commentator on business issues on television (BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC) and in the press (Financial Times, Sunday Times, Wall Street Journal, Independent, Newsweek). He sits annually as an industry judge regarding deals and market participants in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Before teaching at Bayes, he was a visiting lecturer at the business schools of Imperial College (London) and Oxford University.

His most recent book, published in September 2016 for The Economist business book series, is entitled Why Deals Fail & How to Rescue Them: M&A Lessons for Deal Success (co-authored with Michel Driessen and Anna Faelten). He has co-authored Intelligent M&A:  Navigating the Mergers and Acquisitions Minefield now in a second edition (John Wiley, 2014) which received a number of awards. Scott has also written Surviving M&A:  Making the Most of Your Company Being Acquired (John Wiley, 2009).  He edited other books on M&A and Finance, including Finance Essentials: The Practitioners’ Guide (Bloomsbury, 2012) and The M&A Collection: Themes in Best Practice (Bloomsbury, 2014). 

Scott had a long career in banking prior to his move to academia. During his six years at Deutsche Bank, Scott was Global Head of the bank’s corporate venture capital unit, Managing Director of the Investment Bank's Global eBusiness Division and Managing Director of the department responsible for world-wide strategy and new business acquisitions. Scott worked first at Booz Allen & Hamilton management consultants for over five years and then at Morgan Stanley for over twelve years in New York, Japan, and then as co-manager and then member of the board of Morgan Stanley Bank AG in Germany. Scott has held a number of other board seats throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas and is currently a non-executive director on several boards. 

Scott is a graduate of Yale College (BA with honours), the Yale Graduate School (MA) and the Yale School of Management (MBA).  

You are also invited to join MENA Alumni - City, University of London & Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) LinkedIn group to continue networking with your fellow alumni online.

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