The Institute of Chartered Accountants in
England and Wales (ICAEW) has entered a partnership with the Cass
Business School M&A research centre at City University,

Under the partnership, ICAEW will help
identify and fund research projects together with the centre’s
senior sponsors AXA Private Equity, Credit Suisse and Ernst &

“The centre is at the cutting edge of academic
research in M&A and this tie-up will be of real value to both
parties” ICAEW head of corporate finance David Petrie said.

“This strategic partnership is another step in
increasing our engagement with corporate finance professionals
throughout their careers in business and practice.”