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Global takeover premiums - country vs. industry impact


  • Andreas Dombret
  • Ferdinand Mager
  • Timo Reinschmidt


We analyse the country and industry impact on takeover premiums in Germany, France, the USA and the UK. We find that the level of takeover premiums is highly country specific. The industry only plays a minor role with the exception of the financial sector. Germany and France, both countries exhibit significantly lower premiums than the Anglo-Saxon countries. In Germany, these lower premiums are mainly driven by foreign bidders, in France the opposite holds true.

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  • Andreas Dombret & Ferdinand Mager & Timo Reinschmidt, 2008. "Global takeover premiums - country vs. industry impact," Applied Financial Economics Letters, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 4(4), pages 293-297.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apfelt:v:4:y:2008:i:4:p:293-297
    DOI: 10.1080/17446540701720568

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