Ahmad Ismail

American University of Beirut

Associate Professor

Bliss Street

Olayan School of Business

Beirut, POB 11236

Lebanon

http://www.aub.edu.lb/osb/publicprofile/Pages/profile.aspx?memberID=ai05

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (14)

1.

Will Multiple Acquirers Ever Learn? The Us Evidence from Single Versus Multiple Acquirers

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 04 Aug 2005
Ahmad Ismail
American University of Beirut
Downloads 362 (80,685)
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Takeovers, Multiple, Relative size, Valuation

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Are Good Financial Advisors Really Good? The Performance of Investment Banks in the M&A Market

Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, (2010) 35:411–429
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 04 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2015
Ahmad Ismail
American University of Beirut
Downloads 354 (82,806)
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Investment banks, Prestigious, Gains, Mergers and acquisitions

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Which Acquirers Gain More, Single or Multiple? Recent Evidence from the USA Market

Global Finance Journal, Vol. 19, 2008
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 04 Jul 2008
Ahmad Ismail
American University of Beirut
Downloads 179 (165,920)
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Takeovers, Multiple, Relative size, Valuation

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Does the Management’s Forecast of Merger Synergies Explain the Premium Paid, the Method of Payment, and Merger Motives?

Financial Management, pp. 879-910, Winter 2011
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2015
Ahmad Ismail
American University of Beirut
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Synergy, Acquisition, Premium, Motives

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Further Analysis of Mergers and Shareholder Wealth Effects in European Banking

Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 15, pp. 13-30, 2005
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 07 Mar 2010
Ahmad Ismail and Ian Davidson
American University of Beirut and Loughborough University - Business School
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Bank mergers, return, Branching Efficiency Act of 1994, geographical diversification

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Corporate Governance Practices, Ownership Structure, and Corporate Performance in the GCC Countries

Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 21 Aug 2016
Abed Al-Nasser Abdallah and Ahmad Ismail
American University of Sharjah and American University of Beirut
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Corporate Governance; performance; Ownership Structure; transparency; financial disclosure

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Premium, Merger Fees and the Choice of Investment Banks: A Simultaneous Analysis

Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 49, pp. 159-177, 2009
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Mar 2010
Salim Chahine and Ahmad Ismail
American University of Beirut - Olayan School of Business and American University of Beirut
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Investment Bank Reputation, Premium, Fees, Synergy

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What Premiums Do Target Shareholders Expect? Explaining Negative Returns Upon Offer Announcements

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2015
James S. Ang and Ahmad Ismail
Florida State University and American University of Beirut
Downloads 73 (317,850)
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Takeovers, Prospect Theory, behavioral bias, disappointment

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How Do Firms Value Debt Capacity? Evidence from Mergers and Acquisitions

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 15 Nov 2018
James S. Ang, Mai Daher and Ahmad Ismail
Florida State University, American University of Beirut and American University of Beirut
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acquisitions; optimal leverage; market timing; premium, debt capacity

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Smart Investments by Smart Money: Evidence from Acquirers’ Projected Synergies

Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 56, 2019
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 01 May 2019
American University of Beirut, American University of Beirut, American University of Beirut - Olayan School of Business and University of Texas at Austin - Department of Finance
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Stock Picking; Mergers; Acquisitions; Institutional Investors

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Debt Covenants and Corporate Acquisitions

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 19 Nov 2018
Mai Daher and Ahmad Ismail
American University of Beirut and American University of Beirut
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acquisitions, debt covenants, control rights, premium, payment method

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Does Forecasted Operating Synergy Explain Merger-Induced Capital Structure?

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 24 May 2018
Ahmad Ismail
American University of Beirut
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operating synergy, acquisitions, leverage deficit, debt capacity, payment ability

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Acquirer's Return and the Choice of Acquisition Targets: Does Acquisition Experience Matter?

Applied Economics, Vol. 45, No. 26, 2013
Posted: 04 May 2013 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2019
Ahmad Ismail and Abed Al-Nasser Abdallah
American University of Beirut and American University of Sharjah

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Takeovers, frequent acquirers, learning, hubris, acquisition experience

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Do Accounting Standards Matter to Financial Analysts? An Empirical Analysis of the Effect of Cross-listing from Different Accounting Standards Regimes on Analyst Following and Forecast Error.

International Journal of Accounting, Forthcoming
Posted: 04 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2019
American University of Sharjah, Lebanese American University and American University of Beirut

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Cross-listing, information disclosure, accounting standards, analyst following, forecast error