Two-Step Acquisitions and Liquidity Spread
42 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2013
Date Written: March 12, 2013
We hypothesize that macro-level liquidity affects the choice between tender-mergers and mergers. We employ a novel methodology to test this relationship. This method finds structural breaks in the number of tender-mergers relative to mergers and finds that the structural breaks coincide strikingly well with major changes in macro-level liquidity. Consistent with our hypotheses our regression analysis finds that the number of tender offers increases with liquidity and also that the acquirer’s share of synergy increases as tender-mergers increase.
Keywords: tender-merger, Mergers and Acquisitions, liquidity, Bargaining Power, synergy
JEL Classification: G34, G18
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