Professorship in M&A
of Small- and Midsized Entities



  • Ostdeutscher Sparkassenverband
  • Sparkasse Leipzig

Academic Group at HHL

  • Finance, Accounting and Corporate Governance

Holder of the Professorship

_ Prof. Dr. Alexander Lahmann

Research Assistant

  • Dr. Maximilian Schreiter
  • Dr. Markus Brendel

Research Associates

  • Hendrik Büttner
  • Max Fischer
  • Marko Krause
  • Franziska Stimper
  • Thorben Tröger

Research Areas

  • Asset pricing
  • Corporate valuation
  • Capital structure
  • Mergers and acquisitions


  • S-Beteiligungen, Stefan Leermann
  • Wachstumsfonds Mittelstand Sachsen (WMS), Harald Rehberg


  • Corporate Valuation
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Management
  • Finance

Foster ideas to turn risk into return.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Lahmann
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Professorship in M&A of Small- and Midsized Entities
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What we do

The core competencies of the Professorship in M&A of Small- and Midsized Entities are in the fields of corporate valuation and digital analytics.

Current research includes the analysis of the determinants of contingencies and capital structure decisions. Another major research area comprises the techniques and pricing tools in corporate valuation.

The Professorship furthermore fosters the knowledge exchange between academia and practice. We can rely on strong regional and national partners for that purpose. The last years have shown how important our specific knowledge in corporate valuation and digital analytics is for the future viability of small- and midsized companies. Based on the latest developments in research, we enable those companies to make profound financial decisions.

Our teaching paradigm aims at providing students with state of the art knowledge and tools in finance. In order to do so, we combine analytical and empirical techniques with real-life case situation. Our courses prepare students for the growing importance of financial decision making while providing them with the appropriate tools.