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Analyzing the likelihood and the impact of earnout offers on acquiring company wealth gains in India

  • Kohli, Reena
  • Mann, Bikram Jit Singh
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    The study seeks to assess the likelihood and impact of earnout offers on the acquiring company wealth gains in cross border acquisitions in India. The study highlights two cases where earnouts are preferred choices of the acquirer. Firstly, in those cases where the target company is in hi-tech and services sector employing high level of intangible assets that are difficult to value. Secondly, in those cases where the acquirers are mature and already have some international exposures. The results of the event study indicate that earnout offers create significantly higher wealth gains compared to the cash offers only and not the stock offers.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Emerging Markets Review.

    Volume (Year): 16 (2013)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 203-222

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