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The consequences of mergers on the profitability of Spanish savings banks


  • Cristina Bernad
  • Lucio Fuentelsaz
  • Jaime Gomez


Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have been frequently justified in terms of value creation or efficiency improvements. Nevertheless, the evidence is not consistent with the existence of benefits in terms of profitability or market value of the firms involved. A distinguishing feature of extant research is that it focuses on the assessment of the consequences of mergers around the time in which the operation takes place, limiting the possibility of observing a complete integration between the merged firms. In this context, the objective of this paper is to evaluate the effects of M&A on the long-run profitability of Spanish savings banks.

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  • Cristina Bernad & Lucio Fuentelsaz & Jaime Gomez, 2013. "The consequences of mergers on the profitability of Spanish savings banks," The Service Industries Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(2), pages 266-278, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:servic:v:33:y:2013:i:2:p:266-278
    DOI: 10.1080/02642069.2011.601295

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    1. Timothy H. Hannan, 1991. "The functional relationship between prices and market concentration: the case of the banking industry," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 169, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
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