Junior Professorship in M&A
of Small- and Midsized Entities



  • Ostdeutscher Sparkassenverband
  • Sparkasse Leipzig

Academic Group at HHL

Finance, Accounting and Corporate Governance

Junior Professor

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Lahmann

Research Associates

  • Hendrik Büttner
  • Max Fischer
  • 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
  • Leipzig University, Chair of Taxation: Prof. Dr. Carmen Bachmann


  • Corporate Valuation
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Management
  • Finance

Foster ideas to turn risk into return.

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

The Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Junior Professorship in Mergers & Acquisitions of Small- and Midsized Entities (SME) was found in 2013 and focuses on analyzing the determinants and structure of M&A activities in the takeover market of SME as well as the applied pricing techniques.

In current research projects we analyze the determinants of contingencies and capital structure decisisons in german takeovers as well as in leveraged buyouts. A further major research area comprises the techniques and pricing tools in corporate valuation.

In addition, the Junior Professorship fosters the knowledge exchange between practice and academic research. We collaborate with the S-Beteiligungen and Wachstumsfonds Mittelstand Sachsen in order to establish a cooperation to perform theoretical research with the potential to solve problems in financial decision making. In addition we closely cooperate with the Chair of Taxation of the University of Leipzig to facilitate the combined research of finance and taxation.

Our teaching activities aim 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 situations. Our courses, prepare students for the growing importance of financial decision making.