Privat Privat

M.Sc. Burak Sarac

Research Interest

  • Financial Strategy and Structure (i.e., Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Structure)
  • Management and Shareholder Dynamics (i.e., Corporate Governance, Shareholder Activism)
  • Investment and Financing Strategies (i.e., Private Equity, Venture Capital, Private Credit, Hedge Funds, Alternative Assets)
  • Financial Intermediaries

Published and Accepted Papers

  • Varianzrisikoprämien auf deutsche Staatsanleihen, Junior Management Science, 6(2), S. 370–392. doi: 10.5282/jums/v6i2pp370-392.



  • Since 2023: PhD Candidate in Finance, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


  • 2023: M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


  • 2020: B.Sc. in Economics Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Work Experience

  • 2023: Research Assistant, FBV, KIT
  • 2023: Investment Banking Intern, Global Industrials Group, Lincoln International
  • 2022: Mergers & Acquisitions Intern, Distressed M&A, Bachert & Partner
  • 2021: Research Assistant, FBV, KIT
  • 2021: Financial Services Industry Intern, Audit & Assurance, Deloitte
  • 2020: Market Intelligence & Analysis Intern, Fixed Income/Credit, Deutsche Bundesbank

Extracurricular Experience

  • 2020 - 2021: Vice Chairman, Risiko Initiative Stochastik Karlsruhe e.V.


  • Since 2024: Financial Management (Discussion Session)
  • Since 2024: Supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses
  • Since 2023: Supervision of Bachelor and Master Seminar Papers