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A study by the M&A Research Centre at Bayes Business School, City, University of London, SS&C Intralinks and Mergermarket draws on data from more than 11,000 M&A deals announced between 2010 and 2021 and features commentary from senior dealmakers to understand this trend.

Download the new report, "Gender Diversity and Dealmaking 2022" to understand:

  • Why women CEOs outperformed men during the pandemic on post-deal share price, ROE, EBIT/sales and EBITDA/sales

  • How short-term investor reaction to deals announced by female leaders has slightly improved since our first report

  • Innovative female CEO M&A strategies and decision-making, such as managing risk by leveraging more advisors and structuring cash-only or all-stock deals

  • Significant gender-based differences in acquisition target types and deal processes

  • Why the pandemic has improved perceptions of female CEOs and diversity

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