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Mergers and corporate debt financing

  • Selvarajah, Esaignani
  • Ursel, Nancy
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    We investigate the effect of mergers on corporate debt financing using time series analysis. We find that corporate debt use increases during periods of very high merger activity but is not significantly affected by variations within the normal range of merger activity. Traditional trade-off and pecking order variables also significantly affect corporate financing choice.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 114 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 296-298

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