IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Stockholder Returns Among Homogeneous Groups Of Mergers


  • Granville M. Sawyer
  • Ronald E. Shrieves


A sample of cash and stock merger transactions consummated between 1975 and 1987 is used to form homogeneous groups based on financial characteristics of both bidding and target firms. The results are used to determine how group heterogeneity with respect to financial characteristics influences intergroup differences in both bidding firm and target firm merger returns. Stockholders of bidding firms with attributes that fit the free cash flow hypothesis of merger motivation suffer wealth losses relative to firms that have characteristics consistent with achievement of scale or scope economies or financial synergies. Differences in target and merger portfolio returns are also found.

Suggested Citation

  • Granville M. Sawyer & Ronald E. Shrieves, 1994. "Stockholder Returns Among Homogeneous Groups Of Mergers," Journal of Financial Research, Southern Finance Association;Southwestern Finance Association, vol. 17(1), pages 45-63, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfnres:v:17:y:1994:i:1:p:45-63
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6803.1994.tb00173.x

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Jeff Madura & Thanh Ngo, 2008. "Clustered Synergies In The Takeover Market," Journal of Financial Research, Southern Finance Association;Southwestern Finance Association, vol. 31(4), pages 333-356, December.

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bla:jfnres:v:17:y:1994:i:1:p:45-63. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley Content Delivery). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.