Do acquirer company returns improve after a takeover? Empirical evidence for Australia

Stuart Dullard, Kim Hawtrey*

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-69
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Financial Economics Letters
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

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