Michael H. Grote’s main field of research is corporate finance and capital markets with particular regard to mergers and acquisitions and private equity. In August 2009 he was appointed Vice President Teaching at the Frankfurt School. In November 2011 he became Vice President for Academic Affairs. Besides he is director of Frankfurt Institute for Private Equity and M&A. Since March 2019, Michael Grote is also one of the two presidents of the Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation (FIRM) and a member of the Management Board of the Society for Risk Management and Regulation (Gesellschaft für Risikomanagement und Regulierung e. V.).
Before joining the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in April 2008, Michael Grote was assistant professor for mergers and acquisitions in SMEs at the Goethe-University (Frankfurt) and Metzler visiting professor for international finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. After receiving degrees in both Economics and Political Science from the Goethe-University he wrote his PhD thesis on the development of Frankfurt as a financial centre. He consults small and medium sized enterprises companies as well as large multinational enterprises and government agencies.
In the newly established Handelsblatt ranking 2009 for German-speaking countries Michael H. Grote is placed in the top ten percent of the most productive researchers in business administration. He has been awarded a number of teaching prizes, among them the title “Professor of the Year” in the MBA-program of the Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology. In 2004 and 2008 he received awards for outstanding lectures at the Goethe-University, Frankfurt. In the national contest for the “Professor of the Year” (organized by KPMG and Unicum) he finished ninth place in the law, economics and business administration section in 2007.