This article investigates the returns of acquirer companies in the wake of corporate takeovers. The study tests the post-takeover returns of Australian acquirer firms during the period 2001 to 2003, using two alternative benchmark models. We find evidence that acquirer companies outperform the market benchmark in the three years following the takeover. We also find that takeovers improve the share price performance of such companies relative to their pre-takeover history.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Applied Financial Economics Letters|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2008|