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Anil Shivdasani

Wells Fargo Distinguished Professor of Finance


CB 3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490

Anil Shivdasani specializes in corporate financial strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate transactions.

He has extensive experience advising companies across the globe on a broad range of strategic financial issues. Some of his notable advisory work includes IBM’s acquisition of PwC Consulting, which received the Investment Dealer Digest Award for Best Technology Deal of the Year in 2002. He also served as exclusive financial advisor to the U.S. Navy in its evaluation of Northrop Grumman’s spin-off of Huntington Ingalls Industries in 2011. In 2015 he advised General Electric on the acquisition of the energy assets of Alstom S.A., the largest takeover in the company’s history at the time.

Dr. Shivdasani has published numerous articles that have appeared in the leading academic journals in finance, including Harvard Business Review, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial Economics.

His work has been profiled in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Sloan Management Review, Businessweek, CFO, Treasury and Risk Management, Reuters Merger Week and Directorship.

He received UNC’s Bullard Impact Award in 2014 in recognition of the impact of his research on business practices.

He obtained his PhD in finance from Ohio State University and his BA in economics with honors from Delhi University.