Topics in Finance: Part VIII-Mergers and Acquisitions
Judith A. Laux
Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business
October 28, 2011
Colorado College Working Paper 2011-13
In this series, three key axioms — stockholder wealth maximization, the risk-return tradeoff, and agency conflicts — are applied to the major topics in financial management. The current article looks at mergers and acquisitions, reviewing the presumed motivations, the ethical challenges, and the literature dedicated to this financial activity.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: stockholder wealth maximization, risk-return, agency, mergers and acquisitions
JEL Classification: D81, D82, G3
Date posted: November 1, 2011 ; Last revised: March 12, 2012
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