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Author Wübben, Bernd, author

Title German mergers & acquisitions in the USA : transaction management and success / Bernd Wübben ; with a foreword by Dirk Schiereck
Edition 1. Auflage
Published Wiesbaden : Dt. Univ.-Verl., 2007
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Description 1 online resource (XXVI, 336 pages) : graph. Darst
Series Gabler Edition Wissenschaft
Gabler Edition Wissenschaft.
Contents Conceptual framework -- Special considerations for structuring and managing a cross-border acquisition of a U.S. target company -- Prior research on the success of cross-border acquisitions and its determinants -- Empirical analysis of the success of German acquisitions in the United States -- Summary and outlook
Summary Mergers and acquisitions in the United States of America are a major strategic means for German companies in their pursuit of becoming global players. The significant volume of such cross-border transactions reflects the firms' expectations of creating value in the world's most important consumer market. Did the German acquirers succeed in their transatlantic leap? Bernd Wübben analyzes the success of 87 German mergers and acquisitions in the USA during the period from 1990 to 2004. He begins his assessment with a description of various aspects of the current institutional framework applicable to structuring a cross-border acquisition in the USA. Employing a study of the capital markets' reaction and a survey of acquirers' executives, he shows that US transactions on average enhanced value for German companies and their shareholders. The author integrates the findings of both methodologies to identify the determinants of transaction success, including characteristics of the German acquiring and the US target companies as well as of the acquisition structure and management
Notes University, Diss., 2006 u.d.T.: Wübben, Bernd: German cross-border mergers and acquisitions in the United States--Witten, Herdecke
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Subject Consolidation and merger of corporations -- Germany.
Consolidation and merger of corporations -- United States.
Genre/Form Academic theses.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783835094697
Other Titles Gabler Edition Wissenschaft