M&A

Working Paper

08 December 2016

Will I Get Paid? Employee Stock Options and Mergers and Acquisitions

We analyze how employee compensation contracts of target firms affect merger terms and outcomes. Using unique data from merger agreements, we document that in 80.0% of all M\&A deals at least some of the target's ESOs are canceled by...

Ilona Babenko | Fangfang Du | Yuri Tserlukevich
06 August 2019

Does Revlon Matter? An Empirical and Theoretical Study

We empirically examine whether and how the doctrine of enhanced judicial scrutiny that emerged from Revlon and its progeny actually affects M&A transactions. Combining hand-coding and machinelearning techniques, we assemble...

Matthew Cain | Sean Griffith | Robert Jackson | Steven Davidoff Solomon
01 January 2014

International Corporate Governance Spillovers: Evidence from Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions

We test the hypothesis that foreign direct investment promotes corporate governance spillovers in the host country. Using firm-level data from 64 countries during the period 2005-2014, we find that cross-border M&A activity is...

Rui Albuquerque | Miguel Ferreira | Luis Brandão-Marques | Pedro Matos
01 December 2005

A Breakdown of the Valuation Effects of International Cross-Listing

It is well known that cross-listing domestic stocks in foreign exchanges has significant valuation effects on the listed company's shares. Using a sample of firms with dual shares, we explore the differential effects of cross-listing...

Arturo Bris | Salvatore Cantale | George Nishiotis
11 February 2021

Target Employee-Shareholder Conflicts of Interest, Unemployment Insurance and Takeover Outcomes

We examine the extent that unemployment insurance (UI) reduces employee-shareholder conflicts of interest in target firms and affects takeover outcomes. A 10% increase in UI level raises takeover likelihoods by 15- 26% over the...

Lixiong Guo | Jing Kong | Ronald Masulis
01 September 2014

Zealous Advocates or Self-interested Actors? Assessing the Value of Plaintiffs? Law Firms in Merger Litigation

Using a hand-collected sample of 1,739 class actions that challenge the fairness of M&A transactions from the period 2003 through 2012, we examine the effectiveness of plaintiffs? law firms. We divide plaintiff law firms into...

C.N.V. Krishnan | Steven Davidoff Solomon | Randall Thomas

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