Crossing Takeover Premiums and Mix of Payment: Empirical Test of Contractual Setting in M&A Transactions

49 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2010 Last revised: 18 Jun 2015

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Date Written: November 9, 2010

Abstract

The analysis of the offer premiums and of the means of payment should not be done separately. In the empirical literature these two variables are analyzed separately although they may have endogenous relation. Using a sample of European M&As over the 2000-2010 decade, we show that these two variables are jointly set up in a contractual approach. The relationship of the percentage of cash with the offer premium is positive: higher premiums will yield payment with more cash.

We highlight that the payment choice is not a continuum between full cash and full share payment. The existence of two regime of payment in M&A transactions is the first conclusion we draw. We analyze the determinants of M&A terms in a contractual approach where the offer premium and the means of payment are jointly set. The underlying rationale of asymmetry of information and risk sharing calculus is found significant.

Keywords: M&A, Takeover Premium, Means of Payment, Contract Setting

JEL Classification: G32, G34

Suggested Citation

de La Bruslerie, Hubert, Crossing Takeover Premiums and Mix of Payment: Empirical Test of Contractual Setting in M&A Transactions (November 9, 2010). Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 37, No. 9, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1706039 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1706039

Hubert De La Bruslerie (Contact Author)

Université Paris Dauphine ( email )

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France
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