Takeover Likelihood Models for UK Quoted Companies
AbstractThis 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford in its series Economics Papers with number 1999-w6.
Length: 51 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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MARKET STRUCTURE ; MERGERS ; TAKEOVERS;
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