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Asymmetric Information, Bargaining, and International Mergers

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  • Satya P. Das
  • Sarbajit Sengupta

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The formation of international mergers is examined in the presence of two kinds of asymmetric information, one when a local firm has private information on market size and the other when a foreign firm has private information on its technology. In each situation, parametric configurations are identified under which a merger offer may or may not be made. It also examines the kind of offer and the probability of its acceptance. The likelihood of a merger beingformed is also related to the basic market size, demand uncertainty, and cost uncertainty. Welfare effects of tax/subsidy policies by the host country are also analyzed. Copyright (c) 2001 Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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  • Satya P. Das & Sarbajit Sengupta, 2001. "Asymmetric Information, Bargaining, and International Mergers," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 10(4), pages 565-590, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jemstr:v:10:y:2001:i:4:p:565-590
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