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Empirical Evidence on the Motives for Bank Mergers

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  • Dean F. Amel

    (Federal Reserve Board)

  • Stephen A. Rhoades

    (Federal Reserve Board)

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    Determinants of bank mergers are analyzed to get an indication of the motives for mergers. The analysis is based on 1,724 bank mergers and acquisitions from 1978 to 1983 using multinomial logit analysis for testing purposes. Market share of the target and per capita income stand out as attractive to acquiring firms, but growth and profits do not. Overall, the findings in this study do not point to any single motive for bank acquisitions. This is consistent with findings for the industrial sector and most other findings for banking.

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    Article provided by Eastern Economic Association in its journal Eastern Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 15 (1989)
    Issue (Month): 1 (Jan-Mar)
    Pages: 17-27

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    Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:15:y:1989:i:1:p:17-27

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    1. Hannan, Timothy H & Rhoades, Stephen A, 1987. "Acquisition Targets and Motives: The Case of the Banking Industry," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 69(1), pages 67-74, February.
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    2. Hernando, Ignacio & Nieto, Mara J. & Wall, Larry D., 2009. "Determinants of domestic and cross-border bank acquisitions in the European Union," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 33(6), pages 1022-1032, June.
    3. John Goddard & Donal McKillop & John Wilson, 2009. "Which Credit Unions are Acquired?," Journal of Financial Services Research, Springer, vol. 36(2), pages 231-252, December.
    4. Timothy H. Hannan & Steven J. Pilloff, 2004. "Will the proposed application of Basel II in the United States encourage increased bank merger activity? evidence from past merger activity," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2004-13, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
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    12. Ghosh, Chinmoy & Harding, John & Phani, B.V., 2008. "Does liberalization reduce agency costs? Evidence from the Indian banking sector," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 405-419, March.
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