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An Analysis of the Influence of Mergers on the Economic Situation of a Successor Company in the Finance and the Insurance Sectors

In: Global Versus Local Perspectives on Finance and Accounting


  • Petr Mikyska

    (University of Economics, Prague)

  • Jana Skálová

    (University of Economics, Prague)


Mergers are considered to be an instrument leading to numerous positive effects, such as increasing the market value of a company, gaining new opportunities and the possibility of entering new markets. Mergers realized in a group of businesses aim to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Our survey is focused on the influence of mergers in companies operating in the finance and the insurance sectors. Quantification was carried out with the aid of five indicators—return on assets, return on equity, total indebtedness, leverage and current ratio, and on companies belonging to the groups of micro, small, medium and large companies. The result led to the conclusion that mergers have a positive effect on the group of micro and small companies.

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  • Petr Mikyska & Jana Skálová, 2019. "An Analysis of the Influence of Mergers on the Economic Situation of a Successor Company in the Finance and the Insurance Sectors," Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics, in: David Procházka (ed.), Global Versus Local Perspectives on Finance and Accounting, pages 265-278, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:prbchp:978-3-030-11851-8_25
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11851-8_25

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