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Deirdre Coveney


Research Topic

The corporate development activities of Private Equity firms, with a focus on the mergers & acquisition processes and how Private Equity firms compare with Corporate Buyers.

My research focus has been on corporate development, in particular exploring mergers, acquisitions, alliances and divestments. The areas that i am exploring further are the motives, operating cycles and outcomes of Private Equity investments relative to public investments, to examine how and why firm survival and performance is impacted by the corporate development strategies they engage in.


Professor Koen Heimeriks

Professor Sotirios Paroutis