European Mergers and Merger Policy

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Growing trade in Europe—accelerated by the "Single Market" program—has seen a sharp increase in international mergers between European-based firms. This increase in European mergers will almost certainly continue, raising important questions for industrial policymakers and business strategies. This book addresses these questions, bringing together a number of leading economists and authoritative commentators on mergers and merger policy.

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Overview

Growing trade in Europe—accelerated by the "Single Market" program—has seen a sharp increase in international mergers between European-based firms. This increase in European mergers will almost certainly continue, raising important questions for industrial policymakers and business strategies. This book addresses these questions, bringing together a number of leading economists and authoritative commentators on mergers and merger policy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198773467
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/1993
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.19 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction 1
1 Mergers and Economic Performance in the UK: A Survey of the Empirical Evidence 1950-1990 9
2 The Market for Corporate Control: Divestments and Buy-outs 96
3 Shareholder Wealth Effects of UK Take-overs: Implications for Merger Policy 134
4 European Capital Markets and Corporate Control 162
5 Corporate Governance, Take-overs, and the Role of the Non-executive Director 200
6 The Empirical Analysis of Market Structure and Performance 217
7 The Evolution of Merger Policy in Britain 239
8 Free Trade in Companies: Does Nationality Matter? 278
9 European or National? The Community's New Merger Regulation 294
10 Recent Patterns of European Merger Activity 318
11 Continental Mergers are Different 328
Appendix A. The Commission's Merger Reports 348
Index 353
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