Comparison of Value Creation through M&A in European Union

  • Karolis Andriuskevicius Vilnius University
Keywords: mergers and acquisitions, value creation, event study, European Union, capital market, economic development

Abstract

Mergers and acquisitions of companies are an important component of economic strategies and strategies of management of cross-border companies in changing global markets Performed research has 6 major implications. 1. Announcement of merger and acquisition transactions affects the price of shares of the acquiring company. Shareholders of the acquiring company experience a short-term increase in the value of their assets at the time of the announcement of a merger and acquisition transaction. 2. Return or loss of the price of shares of acquiring companies generated at the time of announcement of a merger and acquisition transaction may be explained not only by characteristics of the transaction or the company, but also by the attributes of the country of registration of the acquiring company. 3. Shareholders of the acquiring company experience a greater short-term increase in the value of their assets, when a company originating in a country, which accessed the EU in 2004 and later, is acquired or merged. 4. Shareholders of the acquiring company experience a greater short-term increase in the value of their assets, when merger and acquisition transactions are concluded in cross-border rather than domestic market. 5. Cultural and institutional differences between the host (inward) country of origin generate the increase in the share price at the time of announcement of the transaction. 6. Shareholders of the acquiring company enjoy greater benefits in a common law country than shareholders of a firm of a civil law country.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ee.30.2.21981

Author Biography

Karolis Andriuskevicius, Vilnius University
Candidate in PhD
Published
2019-04-29
Section
THE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF ENTERPRISE FUNCTIONING