I’m Scott Moeller, the author of this blog. I am also one of the two authors of a book on the use of business and military intelligence in M&A deals (Intelligent M&A: Navigating the Mergers and Acquisitions Minefield), which was the initial impetus for this blog and is now in its second edition. In addition to that book, I have also published through Pearson a book of M&A case studies, which is also in its second (2007) edition. In early 2009, a new book, Surviving M&A: Make the Most of Your Company Being Acquired, is also published by John Wiley and can be ordered here from Amazon. You can also visit a companion weblog about surviving mergers.
When not writing, I am a Professor in the Practice of Finance and the director of the M&A Research Centre at Cass Business School in London, England. Formerly, I was the CEO of Executive Education at Cass Business School. I am asked frequently to comment on television (BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, Sky News, CNBC, etc) and in the press (Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Sunday Times, Reuters, etc). Prior to Cass Business School, I also taught at Imperial College Business School and the Said Business School at Oxford University. I moved into academia in 2002. After getting my MBA at Yale, I was first a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton for six years and then an investment banker for 18 years (Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank) in the US, Japan, Germany, and the UK. While in investment banking, I was global head of a venture capital fund, a managing director responsible for new business acquisitions, and a country manager. On the personal side, I have four wonderful kids. Together with my wife, we all enjoy travelling.
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By-the-way, my co-author of the book is Professor Chris Brady who has recently been the Dean of the Business School at Bournemouth University. He has had a diverse working life with a variety of jobs ranging from a line worker at Chrysler in Detroit to a claims clerk in the City, from a land surveyor with the Ordnance Survey to a betting shop manager, from a semi-professional footballer and coach to a naval intelligence officer. He graduated in English Literature and Sociology and gained his post-graduate qualifications, in International Relations, during his 16 years in the Royal Navy. As an UEFA ‘A’ Licence coach, Chris still maintains coaching ties within the Football Association. He is a member of the Institute of Personnel Development and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He is the co-author of the much acclaimed management book entitled The 90 Minute Manager, now in a third edition.