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Prof. Martin E. Ruckes



Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abteilung für Finanzwirtschaft und Banken (Prof. Ruckes)

Kaiserstr. 12

76131 Karlsruhe



Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abteilung für Finanzwirtschaft und Banken (Prof. Ruckes)

Geb. 09.21, 2.OG

Blücherstr. 17

76185 Karlsruhe


Tel.: +49 721 608 43427

E-Mail: corpfinXic0∂fbv kit edu


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Dr. Peter Limbach

Postdoctoral researcher / Akademischer Rat

nach Vereinbarung

Since December 01, 2016, Dr. Peter Limbach is with the University of Cologne.

You can contact him via e-mai: plimbach@wiso.uni-koeln.de



  • Organisation of seminars for Bachelor and Master students
  • Organisation of Bachelor and Master theses
  • Organisation of the 12. Symposium on Finance, Banking, and Insurance
  • Organisation of the joint conference of the 13. Symposium on Finance, Banking, and Insurance and the 21. Annual Meeting of the German Finance Association (DGF)


  • Winter term (since 2008) - Discussion Sessions (Master) on Corporate Finance I: Valuation and Investment Decisions (ca. 75 students)
  • Summer term 2012 - Lecture (Bachelor) Financial Management (ca. 100 students)
  • Winter and summer term (since 2008) - Finance Seminars (both Bachelor and Master) (15-30 students)
  • MBA teaching Hector School Karlsruhe - Case Studies in Corporate Finance

Supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses

  • Supervision of Bachelor and Master theses (topics: corporate finance, corporate governance, financial intermediation)
  • Examples of supervised theses: "Shareholder wealth effects of failed European M&A transactions" (1. Prize Leonardo & Co. Award 2010 - Best Thesis (Diplom/Master) in M&A); "Predicting leveraged buyout success - do fixer-uppers and non-fixer-uppers influence takeover success probability in Europe?" (3. Prize Leonardo & Co. Award 2011 - Best Thesis (Bachelor) in M&A); "Busyness of shareholder representatives - Evidence from German firms listed on DAX, MDAX and SDAX"; "CEO Duality Revisited"


  • CEOs and Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Financing (e.g., capital structure, financial intermediaries)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Reputation


In refereed international journals:

In refereed German journals:

  • Today's or yesterday's news - Eine empirische Analyse von Stimmrechtsmitteilungen gemäß §§ 21 ff. WpHG und Schlussfolgerungen für die Kapitalmarktregulierung" (with Markus Doumet, Martin Ruckes, and Rüdiger Veil), Zeitschrift für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht (ZGR) 44, 709-753, 2015.
  • "Family exit in family firms: how network ties affect the owner's intention to follow the private equity succession route" (with Malte Brettel, Florian Kreer, and René Mauer), Schmalenbach Business Review 67, 454-488, 2015. 
  •  "Ankündigungseffekte der Emission von High-Yield-Bonds in Europa" (with André Betzer), Kredit & Kapital 43 (2), 243-270, 2010.

Other publications:

  • "Auswirkungen guter Corporate Governance und Compliance auf den Unternehmenswert" (with Christian Andres, André Betzer und Markus Doumet), Kölner Schriften zum Wirtschaftsrecht (KSzW) (1/2013), 92-96, 2013.
  • "The Impact of Intermediaries´ Reputation on the Pricing and Performance of U.S. High-Yield Corporate Bonds" (with Christian Andres und André Betzer)- Newsletter Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI), März 2011.

Book chapters:


"The Role of Reputation in Corporate Finance: Evidence from Corporate Bonds, Delegated Monitoring, and Corporate Name Changes" (Supervisors: Prof. Martin Ruckes (KIT), Prof. Werner De Bondt (DePaul University, USA))

Working papers


  • 27.09.2014: "The look of a leader" (The Economist)
  • 10.02.2012: Interview zum Börsengang von Facebook (Baden TV)

About Peter

Peter holds a master's degree in Economics (Diplom-Volkswirt) from the University of Bonn and a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. pol.) from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. In 2011 he spent several months at Erasmus University Rotterdam as a visiting Ph.D. In 2012 Peter gathered additional teaching experience at Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) where he held the lecture "Financial Management" in both the part-time and full-time MBA program. Peter gathered practical experience during internships in accounting, corporate finance, and M&A. He is the co-founder of a software start-up company.