Dr Anup Basnet


Lecturer in Finance
Ph.D. in Business Administration (Finance)
+44 (0)1483 683100
62 MS 02
Wednesdays 11:30-13:00; Fridays 11:30-13:00

Academic and research departments

Department of Finance and Accounting.

About

Areas of specialism

Venture Capital, Initial Public Offering, Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation

University roles and responsibilities

  • Academic Integrity Officer

    My qualifications

    2021
    PhD in Business Administration (Finance)
    Concordia University
    2015
    MSc in Finance
    Hanken School of Economics

    Previous roles

    2021 - 2022
    Second Year Programme Leader, Accounting and Finance BSc

    Affiliations and memberships

    AFA, FMA, WFA
    Member

    Research

    Research interests

    Teaching

    Publications

    Anup Basnet, Frederick Davis, Thomas Walker, Kun Zhao (2021) The effect of securities class action lawsuits on mergers and acquisitions. Global Finance Journal, 48, 100556
    This paper investigates whether shareholder class action litigation affects the takeover candidacy, premium, and completion rate of mergers and acquisitions involving defendant target firms. We use a comprehensive dataset of publicly traded U.S. firms that became the targets of takeover bids between 1998 and 2016 and find that firms subject to shareholder class action lawsuits within the previous two years are more likely to be targeted for acquisition while commanding a significantly higher premium. Firms that face such litigation after a takeover announcement experience a significant decrease in takeover completion.
    Sergey Barabanov, Anup Basnet, Thomas Walker, Wangchao Yuan, Stefan Wendt (2021) Firm- and country-level determinants of green investments: An empirical analysis. Managerial Finance, 47 (11), 1672-1692
    The authors find that larger firms tend to invest more in green projects, whereas firms that are highly valued or more profitable are less likely to go green. In terms of country-level determinants, we find that the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita and population are positively related with GI, while GDP growth and surface area are negatively associated with GI. Additionally, firms in common-law countries and English-speaking countries make fewer GI than firms in other countries.
    Anup Basnet, Magnus Blomkvist, Douglas J Cumming (2022) Premature listing and post-IPO venture capital refinancing. Economics Letters, 216, 110582
    We examine why venture capital firms re-invest in portfolio companies also after the IPO. Companies are taken public earlier than optimal, resulting in lower post-IPO returns, and a greater likelihood of, and shorter time to, the first post-IPO VC refinancing.
    Anup Basnet, Magnus Blomkvist, Emilios Galariotis (2022) The role of ESG in the decision to stay or leave the market of an invading country: The case of Russia, Economics Letters, 216, 110636
    We study firms’ decisions to stay or leave the Russian market amid the invasion of Ukraine. Lower ESG scores increase the likelihood of keeping the Russian operations unchanged. Higher scores lead to less negative stock market reactions following complete exits.