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Financial characteristics of merged firms

a multivariant analysis

by Donald L. Stevens

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Published by College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in [Urbana, Ill.] .
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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementDonald L. Stevens
SeriesFaculty working papers -- no. 60, Faculty working papers -- no. 60.
ContributionsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Commerce and Business Administration
The Physical Object
Pagination22 leaves. ;
Number of Pages22
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Open LibraryOL24622233M

To justify paying more than rival bidders, the acquiring company needs to be able to do more with the acquisition than the other bidders in the M&A process can (i.e., generate more synergies M&A Synergies M&A Synergies occur when the value of a merged company is higher than the sum of the two individual companies. 10 ways to estimate. The financial characteristics of a firm play a critical role in the merger decision process. This study analyses the distinctive financial characteristics of the acquirer and the target firms in the period of merger. In addition, the empirical challenge is to determine the measurable factors that make a firm attractive as a takeover target.

  A merger brings exciting opportunities for a business but requires careful preparation of consolidated financial statements. Be sure to eliminate subsidiary accounts and inter-company transactions, and take stock of all combined assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses at the time of the merger. 1) Explain the popularity of merger and acquisition strategies in firms competing in the global economy. 2) Discuss reasons why firms use an acquisition strategy to achieve strategic competitiveness. 3) Describe seven problems that work against achieving success when using an acquisition strategy.

  There are five commonly-referred to types of business combinations known as mergers: conglomerate merger, horizontal merger, market extension merger, vertical merger and product extension merger. The term chosen to describe the merger depends on the economic function, purpose of the business transaction and relationship between the merging companies. The Financial Detective, Based on the following business characteristics and strategies which company matches with the financial data provided. The two industries I'm most interested in knowing are airlines and computers. Financial characteristics of companies vary for many reasons.

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Financial Characteristics of Merged Firms: A Multivariate Analysis - Volume 8 Issue 2 - Donald L. Stevens Please note, due to essential maintenance online transactions will not be possible between and BST, on Monday 20th January ( EDT).Cited by: Introduction TheFTCreported22,corporateacquisitionsduringthe's,com- paredtoforthetwentyyearperiod,19^0° Theincreasedemploy.

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis March FINANCIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MERGED FIRMS: A MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS Donald L. Stevens* I. Introduction The FTC repor corporate acquisitions during the s compared with for the period, ' The increased employment of this method of corporate growth.

Downloadable. The FTC repor corporate acquisitions during the s compared with for the period, – The increased employment of this method of corporate growth has generated a number of studies explaining certain segments of the merger movement.

Attempts have been made to explain why firms merge, how firms merge, and how mergers have affected subsequent. Download PDF: Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s): (external link)Author: and Donald L and Donald L.

Ramachandran Azhagaiah & Thangavelu Sathishkumar, "Impact of Merger and Acquisitions on Operating Performance: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in India," Managing Global Transitions, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, vol.

12(2 (Summer), pages Nuria Alcalde & Manuel Espitia,   What makes a firm attractive to another firm seeking a merger. The authors have found that firms looking to grow through a merger look favorably on the following characteristics: Up-to-date technology; Strong operating metrics, such as billing rates, productivity, realization, and profit margins; Clients that pay and provide information on time.

A merger is a business combination in which the acquiring firm absorbs a second firm, and the acquiring firm remains in business as a combination of the two merged firms.

The acquiring firm usually maintains its name and identity. Mergers are legally straightforward because there is usually a single bidder and payment is made primarily with stock. The average financial performance of a newly merged company is graded as C - by the respective Managers.

In acquired companies, 47% of the executives will leave the first year and 75% will leave within the first three years of the merger. Financial statement analysis is fundamental to a corporate acquirer’s assessment of an acquisition or merger candidate. As part of its due diligence investigation, a corporate acquirer typically analyzes the current and prospective financial statements of a target company.

This analysis is used in estimating the ‘value’ of the shares or. Vertical Merger. A vertical merger is a merger between companies that produce different goods or offer different services for one common finished product. The companies operate at different levels in the supply chain of the same industry.

The motivation behind such mergers is cost efficiency, operational efficiency, increased margins and more control over the production or the. THE FINANCIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FIRMS AND THEORIES OF MERGER ACTIVITY PAUL LEVINE and SAM AARONOVITCH* I.

INTRODUCTION THERE are a number of important reasons why economists have shown great interest in the analysis of merger activity in all advanced industrial societies.

The first is that merger activity has been a major cause of rising concentration. A merger occurs when two firms join together to form one. The new firm will have an increased market share, which helps the firm gain economies of scale and become more profitable.

The merger will also reduce competition and could lead to higher prices for consumers. The main benefit of mergers to the public are: 1. Economies of scale. Find out some of the financial characteristics that create a competitive advantage. The price-to-book ratio (P/B ratio) evaluates a firm's market value relative to its book value.

Mergers don't occur on a one-to-one basis, that is, exchanging one share of Company A's stock typically won't get you one share of the merged company's stock. Much. The pre merger assets and liabilities of the merging firms become the assets and liabilities of the firm that absorbs other firms and all merging companies, except one.

7 8. Methods of Accounting 8 Pooling of Interest Method (Amalgamation in nature of merger) • Balance sheet of both companies, would be combined at book value without revaluing. The newly created company goes bankrupt, executives are fired, and in some cases, the merged companies disband in a sort of corporate divorce.

For whatever the reason, there doesn’t seem to. The following tables list the largest mergers and acquisitions by decade of transaction.

Transaction values are given in the US dollar value for the year of the merger, adjusted for inflation. As of March the largest ever acquisition was the takeover of Mannesmann by Vodafone Airtouch PLC at $ billion ($ billion adjusted for inflation).

AT&T appears in these lists the most. Make the debt of the merged firm less risky, thus lowering the cost of capital. Make the debt of the merged firm less risky, thus raising the cost of capital.

None of these make the statement true. Which of the following is the most extreme type of financial distress for a business. business failure B. economic failure. A merger is a transaction in which two firms combine to form a single firm. An acquisition is the purchase of one firm by another.

Despite these two distinct definitions, the two terms, mergers and acquisitions, are often used interchangeably. LG1 2. Describe the difference between a horizontal merger and a vertical merger.

companies that have a buyer-seller relationship,” and (3) conglomerate mergers – which occur “when the companies are not competitors and do not have a buyer-seller relationship” (Gaughan,p. 8).Ramsay, ), and, therefore, a comprehensive study anchoring firms characteristics and financial reporting quality is necessary which will be of interest to investors.

Rational investors make investment decisions that are primarily based on the expectation of firms‟ future performance. Managers manage earnings and, in effect manage expectation.In corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are transactions in which the ownership of companies, other business organizations, or their operating units are transferred or consolidated with other entities.

As an aspect of strategic management, M&A can allow enterprises to grow or downsize, and change the nature of their business or competitive position.