Shareholders wealth and mergers and acquisitions (M&AS)

Abstract

We re-examine the abnormal returns (ARs) around merger announcements using a large sample of 8,945 announcements. We estimate the ARs using the Carhart (1997) fourfactor model under the standard ordinary least square (OLS) method and the Glosten et al.'s (1993) asymmetric GARCH specification (hereafter, GJR-GARCH). Under the OLS method, acquirers do not generate significant cumulative ARs (CARs) in line with prior work. Our new results, however, show that under the GJR-GARCH estimation, acquirers generate positive and significant cumulative CARs. We attribute the gains to the use of the GJR-GARCH estimation method, as the GJR-GARCH method is more effective in capturing conditional volatility and asymmetry in the excess returns.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.21511/imfi.14(3).2017.02
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: © The author(s) 2017. This publication is an open access article - This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abnormal returns (ARs),GJR-GARCH,Mergers and acquisitions (M&As),Shareholders wealth,Business and International Management,Finance,Economics and Econometrics,Strategy and Management
Publication ISSN: 1812-9358
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2017-10-04
Published Online Date: 2017-10-04
Accepted Date: 2017-09-11
Submitted Date: 2017-05-19
Authors: Kyei-Mensah, Justice
Su, Chen
Joseph, Nathan Lael (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2182-0847)

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