End-of-Day Price Manipulation and M&As

British Journal of Management, Forthcoming

49 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2018 Last revised: 22 Nov 2019

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Douglas J. Cumming

Florida Atlantic University

Shan Ji

Capital Markets CRC

Sofia Johan

Florida Atlantic University - Finance; University of Aberdeen; Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)

Monika Tarsalewska

University of Exeter Business School

Date Written: June 1, 2019

Abstract

Based on M&As from over 45 countries from 2003-2014, we show that the presence of end-of-day (EOD) target price manipulation prior to M&As increases the probability of an M&A deal withdrawal, and decreases the premium paid. More detailed exchange trading rules that govern manipulation across countries and over time lower the probability of withdrawal, mitigate the negative impact of EOD manipulation on withdrawal, and raise premiums paid. Finally, while there are fewer cases of acquirer price manipulations prior to M&As, the data indicates positive acquirer price manipulation in share M&As and increases the probability of deal withdrawal.

Keywords: Market Manipulation, M&As, Premiums, Regulation

JEL Classification: G14, G15, G18, G34, G38

Suggested Citation

Cumming, Douglas J. and Ji, Shan and Johan, Sofia A. and Tarsalewska, Monika, End-of-Day Price Manipulation and M&As (June 1, 2019). British Journal of Management, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3254874 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3254874

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Sofia A. Johan

Florida Atlantic University - Finance ( email )

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Monika Tarsalewska

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Exeter, Devon EX4 4PU
United Kingdom

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