Research - our approach
eM&Ai members are engaged scholars studying M&As for decades.
We have accumulated a significant research experience on the topic.
We share our experience and knowledge regularly with researchers and practitioners.
EM&AI members thrive to develop M&A research through theory-building and empirical studies.
Our research and expertise span all steps of M&A processes and cover a broad range of key topics.
Research topics and areas of expertise
From M&A decision-making to due diligence and negotiation
Acquisition target identification & selection
Due diligence and target evaluation
Third parties’ involvement in M&A
Post-deal integration management
Identity and cultural dynamics in M&A
Actors perceptions and emotions in M&A
Middle management involvement in M&A
Different integration approaches for different objectives
Cooperation dynamics and networks in M&A
Knowledge transfer and co-innovation in M&A
Evaluating M&A performance
Organizational challenges in synergy creation
Learning to acquire and to integrate
Restructuring and divesting businesses / managing alliances and partnerships
Annual M&A survey
With our annual M&A survey sent to European companies with M&A activities, we collect highly original panel data on M&A deals in Europe.
We produce science-based and relevant data for M&A scholars and practioners through press, academic publication, corporate events, and directly to the companies who participate to our survey.
Our team of experts combines various analytical skills to produce number of indicators and tendancies to monitor M&A activities over time.