Areas of expertise for Anil Shivdasani include corporate valuation, capital structure, financing strategies, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.
He is the Wachovia Distinguished Professor, director of the Wachovia Center for Corporate Finance and a Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Scholar. He is an award-winning teacher of mergers and acquisitions and corporate financial strategy.
Dr. Shivdasani took academic leave to work as a managing director in the investment banking division at Citigroup Global Markets Inc. He has advised leading companies across the globe on strategic financial issues including valuation, capital structure, credit ratings, financial policy, M&A issues, liquidity management, acquisition financing, convertible instruments, pensions and corporate governance.
He has worked on numerous M&A and capital market financing assignments and his transactional experiences includes IBM’s acquisition of PwC Consulting, which received the Investment Dealer Digest Award for Best Technology Deal of the Year in 2002.
His background includes extensive experience with clients in the financial services, industrial, and technology sectors. During his time with Citigroup, he wrote investment banking reports on current financial issues including the credit crisis, banking sector turmoil, sovereign wealth funds, hedge fund activism, private equity, leveraged restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, share buybacks, dividend policy and hybrid securities.
Dr. Shivdasani is the author of corporate finance articles that have appeared in the leading academic journals in finance and his The New York Times, Financial Times, Sloan Management Review, BusinessWeek, CFO, Treasury and Risk Management, Reuters Merger Week and Directorship
He is a research fellow of the Asian Institute for Corporate Governance, and holds appointments on several journal editorial boards, including as an associate editor of the Journal of Finance, Financial Management, Review of Financial Economics and Corporate Governance and Control.
He received his PhD in finance from Ohio State University and his BA in economics with honors from Delhi University.