Determinants of Chinese cross-border M&As

Hu, N. , Zhang, Y. and Tan, S. (2016) Determinants of Chinese cross-border M&As. Annals of Economic and Finance, 17(1), pp. 209-233.

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This paper focuses on two of the key determinants of Chinese cross-border M&A performance, industry preference and currency appreciation. Our results show that although resource-related bidders may be motivated to pursue national strategic goals, they do not sacrifice their shareholders’ wealth. The substantial RMB appreciation following the exchange rate reform leads to higher bidder abnormal returns in the short-term, with no long-term reversal. We find that the insignificant long-term abnormal returns are mainly due to the enhanced empire building invectives and other agency costs of cash-rich firms in some of the currency-driven acquisitions.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hu, Dr Nan
Authors: Hu, N., Zhang, Y., and Tan, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Accounting and Finance
Journal Name:Annals of Economic and Finance
Publisher:Peking University Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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