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Hostility and deal completion likelihood in international acquisitions: The moderating effect of information leakage

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  • Ngo, Thanh
  • Susnjara, Jurica

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Examining a comprehensive sample of international acquisitions over the 1997–2013 period, we document that deal hostility negatively impacts the likelihood of deal completion, reinforcing previous research on domestic merger and acquisition activity in the United States. The negative relationship, however, is stronger in the presence of substantial information leakage about the deal. Substantial information leakage about the impending deal imposes an additional tangible obstacle that impedes the negotiations in hostile deals. Our results highlight information leakage prevention as being crucial in ensuring merger negotiation success.

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  • Ngo, Thanh & Susnjara, Jurica, 2016. "Hostility and deal completion likelihood in international acquisitions: The moderating effect of information leakage," Global Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 31(C), pages 42-56.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:glofin:v:31:y:2016:i:c:p:42-56
    DOI: 10.1016/j.gfj.2016.04.002
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    1. Xie, En & Reddy, K.S. & Liang, Jie, 2017. "Country-specific determinants of cross-border mergers and acquisitions: A comprehensive review and future research directions," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 52(2), pages 127-183.

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    Keywords

    Mergers; Acquisitions; International; Hostility; Completion; Run-up;

    JEL classification:

    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance

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