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Current Positions:

  • Professor of Finance, Bayes Business School, City, University of London, since 09/1990

  • Visiting Professorships: Université Paris Dauphine (France); Catholica University Lisbon (Portugal)

  • Academic consultant: Finsimco, an EdTech company that provides Investment Banking simulations to leading financial services firms and business schools 

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

    • Bank valuation and 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

    • Expert witness: Valuation of start-up - Bristol Crown Court

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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

  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.

  3. Golubov, Andrey, Meziane Lasfer, and Valeriya Vitkova, 2020, Active catering to dividend clienteles: Evidence from takeovers. Journal of Financial Economics, 137, 815-836

  4. Chen, Jie, Meziane Lasfer, Wei Song, and Si Zhou, 2021, Recession managers and mutual fund performance Journal of Corporate Finance (forthcoming)

Latest video contributions on financial distress and Covid-19 impact on businesses:

Latest students' course evaluations:


Latest media contributions:

  • Financial Times Click here

  • UK TV Channel 4 Dispatches on Private Equity 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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