Recent Roles Click for full CV

Current Positions:

  • Professor of Finance, City, University of London, since 1990

  • Visiting Professorship positions: Université Paris Dauphine (France); Catholica University Lisbon (Portugal).

  • Consultant in Corporate Finance: Recent projects (Reports available upon request):

    • Valuation of banks, Tunisia Ministry of Finance​ (in french)

    • Bank restructuring, Tunisia Ministry of Finance (in french)

    • How to list on the stock market (Initial Public Offerings) - London and Edinburgh 

    • Financing of start-ups (Angels and Venture Capitalists)

    • How to compute the cost of capital of the firm

    • Valuation of startup - Bristol Crown Court Report

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Research/Teaching and Consulting Interests

  • Applied Corporate Finance:

  • Dividend Policy: Taxes and dividends, Ex-day price behaviour, Dividends and R&D

  • Financing: Capital structure, Financing of small companies, VC, IPO, Leasing

  • Corporate Restructuring: M&A, Spin-offs, Carve-outs, Divestments, Share repurchases, Bankruptcy, Corporate recovery, and valuation

  • Capital Markets: News announcements, Insider trading, Institutional trading, Efficiency

  • Corporate Governance: Monitoring role of institutions, Managerial ownership, Board structure

Recent publications
  1. Kashefi-Poor, Eilnaz and Meziane Lasfer, 2019, Taxes, Governance, and Debt Maturity Structure: International Evidence. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money 58, 136–161 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intfin.2018.09.011

  2. Bruyland, Evy, Meziane Lasfer, Wouter De Maeseneire, and Wei Song, 2019, The Performance of Acquisitions by High Default Risk Bidders. Journal of Banking and Finance, 101, 37-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2019.01.019

  3. Golubov, Andrey, Meziane Lasfer, and Valeriya Vitkova, 2020, Active catering to dividend clienteles: Evidence from takeovers. Journal of Financial Economics, 137, 815-836
    http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/22666/

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Latest financial press contributions:

  • Financial Times Click here

  • Aramco IPO Click here

  • Mergemarket Feb 2020 Making the best out of distressed M&A: Click here

  • Some of my comments on Ant group reported in The Guardian on 3 Nov 2020: Click here

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