Intralinks to Keynote Third Annual Cass Mergers & Acquisitions Research Centre Conference

Philip Whitchelo, Vice President for Strategic Business Development, to share “Confessions of an M&A Dealmaker.”

NEW YORK, August 2, 2018 – Intralinks®, the world's leading virtual data room (VDR) provider, announced today that Philip Whitchelo, Vice President for Strategic Business Development, will give the keynote address at the Third Annual Cass Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Research Centre Conference at Cass Business School, City, University of London on Monday, August 20. The event begins at 8:30 am BST.

The conference, organized by the M&A Research Centre (MARC) at Cass Business School and the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), is an internationally recognized and attended annual forum on the theory and practice of mergers and acquisitions.

Whitchelo, who is responsible for strategic business and corporate development at Intralinks, is a 25-year veteran of M&A investment banking, corporate finance and management consulting. 

“I’m looking forward to sharing my insights from the intersection of M&A theory and practice with members of the international M&A and finance community at the Cass conference,” said Whitchelo. “The M&A market is being shaped by powerful forces, including technology developments, that are bringing profound changes in the way deals are sourced and executed.” 

This year’s conference will feature papers covering a wide range of topics including anti-competitive acquisitions, the liquidity of equity deal consideration, financial protectionism, creditor rights, employee behavior, cross-border acquisitions and synergies. Speakers at this year’s conference come from Canada, China, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The conference will be opened by Professor Scott Moeller, Director of the MARC. Professor Marianne Lewis, the Dean of Cass Business School, will introduce the keynote address. More information about the conference, including registration information, can be found at:

About Intralinks 

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Cass Business School, which is part of City, University of London, is a leading global business school driven by world-class knowledge, innovative education and a vibrant community. Located in the heart of one of the world’s leading financial centres, Cass has strong links to both the City of London and the thriving entrepreneurial hub of Tech City. It is among the global elite of business schools that hold the gold standard of triple-crown accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). For further information, visit or on Twitter follow @cassbusiness.

About the European Corporate Governance Institute

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Its primary role is to undertake, commission and disseminate research on corporate governance. Based upon impartial and objective research and the collective knowledge and wisdom of its members, it can advise on the formulation of corporate governance policy and development of best practice. In seeking to achieve the aim of improving corporate governance, ECGI acts as a focal point for academics working on corporate governance in Europe and elsewhere, encouraging the interaction between the different disciplines, such as economics, law, finance and management. For further information, visit