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Cross-border diversification through M&As in Latin America

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This study analyzes a database of 952 acquisitions in Latin America during the period from 1998 to 2004. Higher GDP growth correlation between the countries where the target and the bidder base their operations directly relates to higher cumulative abnormal returns for the acquiring firm. This result in the emerging markets of Latin America supports the evidence that Kiymaz and Mukherjee (2000) report in developed economies. This study also finds that the bidder benefits from buying companies located in countries whose governance environment differs significantly from that in the country where the bidder resides, even if the quality of the governance in the target country is worse than in the bidder's country. Although counter-intuitive, this result is consistent with evidence that Haggendorff, Collins, and Keasey (2008) report.

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  • Pablo, Eduardo, 2013. "Cross-border diversification through M&As in Latin America," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 66(3), pages 425-430.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:66:y:2013:i:3:p:425-430
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2012.04.009
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    1. Reddy, Kotapati Srinivasa, 2015. "Determinants of Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions: A Comprehensive Review and Future Direction," MPRA Paper 63969, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2015.
    2. Reddy, Kotapati Srinivasa, 2015. "Macroeconomic Change, and Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions: The Indian Experience, 1991-2010," MPRA Paper 63562, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2015.
    3. Malhotra, Shavin & Lin, Xiaohua & Farrell, Carlyle, 2016. "Cross-national uncertainty and level of control in cross-border acquisitions: A comparison of Latin American and U.S. multinationals," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 69(6), pages 1993-2004.
    4. Reddy, Kotapati Srinivasa, 2015. "Why do Cross-border Merger/Acquisition Deals become Delayed, or Unsuccessful? – A Cross-Case Analysis in the Dynamic Industries," MPRA Paper 63940, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2015.

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