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Does post merger financial performance improve after agrifood mergers of cooperatives? An empirican analysis


  • Melia-Marti, Elena
  • Martinez-Garcia, Ana
  • Julia-Igual, Juan F.


This study was carried out to characterize the mergers and acquisitions undertaken in the Spanish agrifood sector during the period 1995-2005 and has two objectives. Firstly, it aims to determine the manner in which economic-financial factors influence the type of merger carried out (merger by formation of a new legal person and merger by acquisition), and the role played by cooperatives (acquirer, acquired or cooperative involved in a merger by formation). Secondly, it aims to determine whether these mergers have contributed to reaching any of the objectives they were set out to achieve: improving the economic-financial situation of the companies involved, increasing income and reducing relative costs. The results obtained show that on average, following a merger, there were no statistically significant improvements in the economic-financial indicators studied.

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  • Melia-Marti, Elena & Martinez-Garcia, Ana & Julia-Igual, Juan F., 2011. "Does post merger financial performance improve after agrifood mergers of cooperatives? An empirican analysis," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 114652, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae11:114652

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