Scott Moeller

Scott Moeller


Financial Markets; M&A

Job Title

Director M&A Research Centre | Professor in the Practice of Finance


Bayes Business School, City University London


London, United Kingdom




Scott has worked in and around the M&A industry since his graduation. He started with Booz Allen & Hamilton, then Morgan Stanley (NY, Tokyo and Frankfurt) and finally with Deutsche Bank (in London, where he has lived since 1996).  He re-entered academia in 2002 and is currently Professor in the Practice of Finance and Director, M&A Research Centre at Bayes Business School, City University London where he teaches and researches M&A.  He also sits on several corporate boards and has been an advisor to the UK government on changes in the UK takeover policy.

Speaking Topics

M&A in the Age of Digital Transformation.

Cultural Integration strategies and outcomes.

– Assessing ESG best practice for more sustainable M&A success.

Gender Diversity and M&A outcomes: How female board-level participation affects corporate dealmaking.

Mergers and acquisitions in the financial services: lessons learnt and recommendations.

– Success of Mergers & Acquisitions: Success rate of companies engaged in M&A deals in the current merger wave.

– Survival techniques for employees and managers in companies that are merging or being acquired.

– What constitutes good leadership and best practices in M&A.

Creating value beyond the deal. Different perspectives to your M&A.

– How to handle both acquisitions and divestments

– Best practices for the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the deal process and deal elements

– What derails deals and how to manage those risks

– What makes deals successful in terms of process, people, integration, communication and speed?

Private equity and investment banking: the differences in approach between PE firms and larger banks

Expert Profile

Professor Scott Moeller has been teaching at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) since 2002. He is the founder and Director of the M&A Research Centre and the former CEO and Director of Executive Education. He teaches ‘Mergers & Acquisitions’ in the MBA and MSc programmes and has also taught ‘Business Intelligence and Social Networking’ in the MBA programme and ‘Corporate Finance’ in the executive education programmes. He has also been a visiting lecturer at Imperial College (London) and Oxford University.

Scott is a frequent commentator on business issues related to M&A on television (BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC) and in the press (Financial Times, Sunday Times, Independent) and has written for the Wall Street Journal, the BBC and other publications. One of his books received an award in the United States as one of the top 30 business books of the year in 2008.

Scott had a long career in banking prior to his move to academia. During his six years at Deutsche Bank, Scott was Global Head of the bank’s corporate venture capital unit, Managing Director of the Investment Bank’s Global eBusiness Division and Managing Director of the department responsible for world-wide strategy and new business acquisitions. 

Scott worked first at Booz Allen & Hamilton Management Consultants for over 5 years and then at Morgan Stanley for over 12 years in New York, Japan, and then as co-manager and then member of the board of Morgan Stanley Bank AG in Germany. Scott has held a number of other board seats throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas and is currently a non-executive director on several boards.