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Topics in Finance: Part VIII-Mergers and Acquisitions

Colorado College Working Paper 2011-13

8 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2011 Last revised: 12 Mar 2012

Judith A. Laux

Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

Date Written: October 28, 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: stockholder wealth maximization, risk-return, agency, mergers and acquisitions

JEL Classification: D81, D82, G3

Suggested Citation

Laux, Judith A., Topics in Finance: Part VIII-Mergers and Acquisitions (October 28, 2011). Colorado College Working Paper 2011-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1951055 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1951055

Judith A. Laux (Contact Author)

Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business ( email )

14 E Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
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