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Foreign takeovers of Australian listed entities

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  • Martin Bugeja

    (University of Technology, Sydney)

Abstract

This study examines if Australian target firm abnormal returns and characteristics differ between Australian and foreign bidders. The results indicate that takeovers from foreign bidders are associated with higher target firm abnormal returns than bids from Australian firms. Overseas bidders also pay an additional premium for research-intensive target firms. Target firms that receive an offer from outside Australia are significantly larger, have lower leverage, and are more likely to operate in the resources sector. Foreign acquisitions are also more likely to be a friendly takeover. The relative exchange rate is not associated with the likelihood of a foreign takeover. There is no difference in takeover success or competition between domestic and foreign bids.

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  • Martin Bugeja, 2011. "Foreign takeovers of Australian listed entities," Australian Journal of Management, Australian School of Business, vol. 36(1), pages 89-107, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:ausman:v:36:y:2011:i:1:p:89-107
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    1. Sarah Osborne & Dean Katselas & Larelle Chapple, 2012. "The preferences of private equity investors in selecting target acquisitions: An international investigation," Australian Journal of Management, Australian School of Business, vol. 37(3), pages 361-389, December.
    2. 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.
    3. Linnenluecke, Martina K. & Chen, Xiaoyan & Ling, Xin & Smith, Tom & Zhu, Yushu, 2016. "Emerging trends in Asia-Pacific finance research: A review of recent influential publications and a research agenda," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 66-76.

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