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The Impact Of Mergers And Acquisitions On Banking Performance


  • Vasile COCRIŞ

    () (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, „Al. I. Cuza” University, Iaşi, Romania)

  • Andra Lavinia NICHITEAN

    () (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, „Al. I. Cuza” University, Iaşi, Romania)

  • Alin Marius ANDRIEŞ

    () (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, „Al. I. Cuza” University, Iaşi, Romania)


The purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact of mergers and acquisitions on the performance of the two categories of banks involved in this operation: the bidder bank and the target bank. Our analysis is performed on the case of M&A operations performed during 2001-2009 across Central and Eastern European banking systems. The results showed that the bank acquisitions determine the improvement of the level of technical efficiency of the target banks, and the results of the event study shows the fact that bank acquisitions do not determine significant changes of the market value of the shares of the bidder banks.

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  • Vasile COCRIŞ & Andra Lavinia NICHITEAN & Alin Marius ANDRIEŞ, 2011. "The Impact Of Mergers And Acquisitions On Banking Performance," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 7, pages 79-92, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aic:revebs:y:2011:i:7:cocrisv

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    1. Andreea Nicoleta POPOVICI, 2014. "The Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on the Market Value of Shares of Erste Bank Group," Timisoara Journal of Economics and Business, West University of Timisoara, Romania, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 7(1), pages 102-112.

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    M&A; banking; performance; efficiency;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General


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