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Is This the First International Merger Wave?

Bernard S. Black

Northwestern University - School of Law; Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

August 2000

As published in M&A Lawyer, pp. 20-26, July/Aug. 2000

This article presents international evidence on takeover activity, and uses that evidence to argue that the current takeover wave can fairly be called the first-ever international merger wave, as much or more than it can be called the fifth U.S. merger wave. I also discuss the factors that contribute to the strength of the current takeover wave and why the takeover boom has engendered so little political concern.

A longer version of this article was published as The First International Merger Wave and the Fifth and Last U.S. Wave, 54 University of Miami Law Review 799-818 (2000), and is available from the Social Science Research Network electronic library at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=231101

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Date posted: October 25, 2000  

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Black, Bernard S., Is This the First International Merger Wave? (August 2000). As published in M&A Lawyer, pp. 20-26, July/Aug. 2000. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=243631 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.243631

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Bernard S. Black (Contact Author)
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Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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