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Modern Empirical Developments in Corporate Takeovers: SET

A selection of republished corporate finance articles and book chapters that can serve as an advanced corporate finance supplementary text for courses that use no textbooks. Combining convenience and an affordable price with retypeset pages and a high-quality index, these two 600-page paperback volumes will introduce students to modern scientific evidence about corporate takeovers. The quality of Elsevier’s holdings in these subjects is high enough and broad enough to cover important subjects in detail.  With indexes and new introductions, these volumes will simplify and facilitate students’ interaction with new concepts and applications.


Graduate and post graduate students in Finance and Economics looking for an introduction to the empirical literature on corporate takeovers; Professors looking for a comprehensive way to teach students about contemporary trends by introducing them to key journal articles and book chapters

Paperback, 1200 Pages

Published: March 2010

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-382016-7


  • Introduction to Corporate Takeovers: Modern Empirical Evidence

    Corporate Takeovers

    Econometrics of Event Studies

    Self-Selection Models in Corporate Finance

    Investigating the Economic Role of Mergers

    Valuation Waves and Merger Activity: The Empirical Evidence

    What Drives Merger Waves

    Firm Size and the Gains from Acquisitions

    Why do Private Acquirers Pay so Little Compared to Public

    The Underpricing of Private Targets

    Gains in Bank Mergers: Evidence from the Bond Markets

    Do Tender Offers Create Value? New Methods and Evidence

    Horizontal Mergers, Collusion, and Stockholder Wealth

    Sources of Gains in Horizontal Mergers: Evidence from Customers, Supplier, and Rival Firms

    Industry Structure and Horizontal Takeovers: Analysis of Wealth Effects on Rivals, Suppliers, and Corporate Customers

    Abnormal Returns to Rivals of Acquisition Targets: A Test of the Acquisition Probability Hypothesis

    Where do Merger Gains Come From? Bank Mergers from the Perspective of Insiders and Outsiders

    Corporate Restructuring: Breakups and LBOs

    Introduction to Corporate Takeovers: Modern Developments

    Mergers and Acquisitions: Strategic and Informational Issues

    Auctions in Corporate Finance

    Bidding Strategies and Takeover Premiums: A Review

    Merger Negotiations and the Toehold Puzzle

    Negotiations under the threat of an Auction

    Do Auctions Induce a Winner’s Curse? New Evidence from the Corporate Takeover Market

    Who Makes Acquisitions? CEO Overconfidence and the Market’s Reaction

    Acquisitions as a Means of Restructuring Firms in Chapter 11

    Effects of Bankruptcy Court Protection on Asset Sales

    Automatic Bankruptcy Auctions and Fire-Sales

    Creditor Financing and Overbidding in Bankruptcy Auctions: Theory and Tests

    Termination Fees in Mergers and Acquisitions

    Poison or Placebo? Evidence on the Deterrence and Wealth Effects of Modern Anti-Takeover Measures

    Board Classification and Managerial Entrenchment: Evidence from the Market for Corporate Control

    Let’s Make a Deal! How Shareholder Control Impacts Merger Payoffs

    Cross-Ownership, Returns, and Voting in Mergers

    Investor Activism and Takeovers

    Valuation Effects of Bank Financing in Acquisitions

    Financing Decisions and Bidder Gains

    Do Firms have Leverage Targets? Evidence from Acquisitions

    CEO Compensation and Incentives: Evidence from M&A Bonuses

    Takeover Bids and Target Directors’ Incentives: Retention, Experience, and Settling Up

    Managerial Discipline and Corporate Restructuring following Performance Declines

    Cross-Country Determinants of Mergers and Acquisitions

    Spillover of Corporate Governance Standards as a Takeover Synergy in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions

    Adopting Better Corporate Governance: Evidence from Cross-Border Mergers

    Determinants and Implications of Arbitrage Holdings in Acquisitions

    Limited Arbitrage in Mergers and Acquisitions


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