Firms Performance after Mergers and Acquisition in Indonesia
16 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2013
Date Written: September 25, 2013
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) involving firms in Southeast Asia, stand at its highest level since the 2008 financial crisis. Deals worth $105.4 billion have either been completed or are pending completion this year, an increase of more than 50% from the $68.6 billion last year. M&A also occurs in Indonesia due to preferable economic growth during the last decade.
Researchers attempt to reveal more explanation regarding the determinants of M&A success. Many of them even pose a doubt questioning if mergers really improves the firms' performance (Kumar, 2009). The objective is to reexamine the firms performance M&A in Indonesia and considering another important aspect of M&A, i.e., the chance of the firms to learn from their previous M&A decisions.
The results show that most firms have improved their profitability and liquidity after mergers, but not the operation efficiency. The research indicates preliminary sign of agency problem behind M&A decisions. The results cannot confirm the importance of previous M&A experience.
Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions, Firms' Performance
JEL Classification: G34
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