The impact of acquisitions on company performance: Evidence from a large panel of UK firms

Dickerson, Andrew and Gibson, Heather D. and Tsakalotos, Euclid (1997) The impact of acquisitions on company performance: Evidence from a large panel of UK firms. Oxford Economic Papers, 49 (3). pp. 344-361. ISSN 0030-7653. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper investigates the impact of acquisitions on company performance using a large panel of UK-quoted companies observed over a long time period. The results indicate that acquisitions have a detrimental impact on company performance and that company growth through acquisition yields a lower rate of return than growth through internal investment. Given the penchant for takeovers in the UK, as witnessed by the record level of takeovers on the London equity market last year, our findings suggest that neither firms nor shareholders are being best served by the existing financial and industrial system.

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