Research Project

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Cross Bor­der Trans­ac­tions – Dri­vers and Suc­cess Factors 

An ini­tia­tive of The Cen­ter for Ven­ture Cap­i­tal and Pri­vate Equity Finance (Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan) and VectorSpan 

Lead­ers: Dr. David J. Bro­phy and C.N. (Madhu) Madhusudan

The research addresses the ris­ing tide of cross bor­der trans­ac­tions that are a result of the rise of pow­er­ful new economies. The first phase focuses on the cross bor­der trans­ac­tions involv­ing India – both inbound as well as out­bound. India is a mar­ket of choice for US and Euro­pean com­pa­nies look­ing for growth and acqui­si­tions are pre­ferred mar­ket entry and growth mech­a­nisms. Indian groups with global ambi­tions are also very active acquir­ers in the US and Europe. Our research focuses on the dri­vers, suc­cess fac­tors and best prac­tices in mak­ing cross bor­der trans­ac­tions suc­cess­ful. Inter­views with key play­ers involved in cross bor­der trans­ac­tions form a key part of our research. Con­trib­u­tors to our research are:

• Cor­po­rate lead­ers of Indian com­pa­nies acquir­ing overseas

• Cor­po­rate lead­ers of US and Euro­pean com­pa­nies acquir­ing in India

• VCPE, Sov­er­eign Wealth Funds & Finan­cial Insti­tu­tions with India interests

• Cor­po­rate lead­ers of Indian finan­cial and non-financial corporations

• Pol­icy mak­ers and Regulators

• Con­sult­ing Com­pa­nies, Attor­neys, Accoun­tants, Audi­tors with cross bor­der expertize


If you would like to par­tic­i­pate in this project, please contact:

Dr. David J. Bro­phy

C.N. (Madhu) Mad­husu­dan