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Irrational M&A: tackling cognitive bias in M&A decision making

4 November 2020
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When looking to acquire a business, how do you tell if the deal is going to pay off?

4 November 2020
11:30 – 12:30
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When money, reputation and business success are at stake, your decisions need to be the right ones.

And yet research shows that executive decision making in M&A deals can be significantly impacted by behavioural biases. Even most experienced dealmakers and advisers are, ultimately, not entirely rational, and an M&A deal brings out both the best and worst in human behaviour.

To launch the joint thought leadership initiative between the Business School (formerly CASS), City University of London and M&A advisors PCB Partners, Royds Withy King M&A lawyers have teamed up with a leading professor in the area to bring you a webinar that will identify the cognitive processes at play during various decision-making steps and the ways to de-bias decisions that could have costly consequences. 

A must attend for anyone involved in M&A transactions, whether in an advisory capacity, C-level decision making or post-completion integration, the webinar will help you to:

•    recognise your cognitive bias in M&A decisions
•    process information
•    avoid common mistakes 
•    make the choices that secure the deal outcomes you are looking for.

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Scott Moeller

Professor in the Practice of Finance at the Business School (formerly Cass), City, University of London. 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, Independent). He is widely published, and one of his books received an award in the United States as one of the top 30 business books of the year in 2008.
Before becoming an academic, Scott worked at Booz Allen & Hamilton Management Consultants, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley in a career that spanned 24 years, three continents and four countries. Scott has held a number of board seats throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. ​​​​​​​

Please note:

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