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Toeholds and signalling in takeover auctions

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This paper presents a model of preemptive bidding in takeover auctions with toeholds. It shows that when the first bidder owns a fraction of the target firm he is more likely to deter competition and a smaller jump bid is required to do so. It also shows that in the presence of the toehold, the signalling equilibrium reduces the social surplus while it has no effect on the social surplus in the absence of the toehold.

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  • Dodonova, Anna, 2012. "Toeholds and signalling in takeover auctions," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(2), pages 386-388.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:2:p:386-388 DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.06.023
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    1. Khoroshilov, Yuri, 2012. "Preemptive bidding in takeover auctions with affiliated values," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 52(4), pages 395-401.
    2. repec:eee:ecolet:v:159:y:2017:i:c:p:214-216 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Dodonova, Anna & Khoroshilov, Yuri, 2014. "Can preemptive bidding in takeover auctions be socially optimal? Yes it can," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 34-47.
    4. Dodonova, Anna, 2013. "Preemptive bidding in takeover auctions with externality," Journal of Economics and Business, Elsevier, vol. 69(C), pages 35-44.

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    Keywords

    Jump bidding; Toeholds; Takeover auction;

    JEL classification:

    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
    • D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Auctions
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games

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