The International Institute for the Study of Cross-Border Investment and M&A is a joint venture between the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stern School of Business at New York University, and Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.

The purpose of the Institute is to promote the high-level study and analysis of cross-border mergers, acquisitions and strategic investments. The Institute provides a forum for pragmatic, de-politicized analysis of current market dynamics that fuel business expansion through cross-border M&A, and of the financial, legal, governmental and societal frameworks that facilitate or hinder such activity. Among other activities, the Institute is holding a series of annual symposia to address strategic and tactical issues related to international cross-border mergers, acquisitions and strategic investments, and the underlying forces, constraints, trends and developments that are shaping or impeding important cross-border transactions.

The Institute has held a series of symposia, starting with its inaugural symposium in Beijing on June 12-13, 2008, and followed by symposia on October 16, 2009 in Cambridge, UK, and New York on October 18-20, 2010 and May 7, 2013.

The Institute is planning its fifth symposium for October 23, 2014 in Shanghai.