The First International Merger Wave (and the Fifth and Last U.S. Wave)

24 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2000

Date Written: May 2000

Abstract

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.

Note: This is a revision of a previously announced paper.

JEL Classification: G34

Suggested Citation

Black, Bernard S., The First International Merger Wave (and the Fifth and Last U.S. Wave) (May 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=231101 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.231101

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