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Takeover Likelihood Models for UK Quoted Companies

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  • Nuttal, R.
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    This paper estimates takeover likelihood models for UK quoted companies. For a sample of 643 UK nonfinancial quoted companies over the period 1989-96, we find that the probability of being a takeover target is increasing in leverage and incidence of takeover speculation and decreasing in pre-bid performance, size and age since listing.

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    Paper provided by Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford in its series Economics Papers with number 1999-w6.

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    Length: 51 pages
    Date of creation: 1999
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    Handle: RePEc:nuf:econwp:1999-w6

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    Keywords: MARKET STRUCTURE ; MERGERS ; TAKEOVERS;

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    Cited by:
    1. Charlie Weir & David Laing, 2003. "Ownership structure, board composition and the market for corporate control in the UK: an empirical analysis," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(16), pages 1747-1759.
    2. Andy Cosh & Alan Hughes, 2008. "Takeovers after "Takeovers"," ESRC Centre for Business Research - Working Papers wp363, ESRC Centre for Business Research.
    3. Nenova, Tatiana, 2003. "The value of corporate voting rights and control: A cross-country analysis," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(3), pages 325-351, June.

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