Determinants of the method of payment in mergers and acquisitions


Ismail, A. and Krause, A., 2010. Determinants of the method of payment in mergers and acquisitions. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 50 (4), pp. 471-484.

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We empirically investigate the determinants of the payment form in mergers and acquisitions and introduce new variables on the target and acquirer investment characteristics to evaluate whether the concerns of target and acquirer shareholders are taken into account. Our sample encompasses mergers between publicly listed US companies from 1985 to 2004. Similarly we also consider the determinants of announcement returns using the same set of variables. We establish the relevance of a previously unreported variable for the determination of the payment form, the correlation of returns between target and acquirer, besides the more established determinants hostile takeovers, and defence mechanisms; weak evidence is found for the significance of budget constraints and no evidence for asymmetric information or tax considerations being a relevant factor. We do not find that announcement returns are explained by the variables considered.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsIsmail, A.and Krause, A.
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DepartmentsSchool of Management
Research CentresCentre for Mathematical Biology
ID Code25564


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