Examine the Effect of Tender Offers and Mergers Announcement on Shareholders' Wealth of Targets and Acquirers in Hong Kong

Lau, Hiu Ting (2007) Examine the Effect of Tender Offers and Mergers Announcement on Shareholders' Wealth of Targets and Acquirers in Hong Kong. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Previous research has found significant positive returns to shareholders of the target firm, but the findings on stockholder returns of acquiring firms are ambiguous. A lot more research has been done on the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in the U.S. and Europe, when compared to that done on M&As in the Hong Kong context. Differences between these contexts of significance could be the economic environment, tax structure and regulatory environment which, in Hong Kong, are different from those in the US and Europe. For example, hostile acquisitions rarely take place in Hong Kong. Capital gains in Hong Kong are not subject to tax as well. The majority of mergers and tender offers employ cash as the method of payment etc. Thus it may not be suitable to apply to Hong Kong the M&A analysis developed for the US and Europe without modification.

The main objective of this study is to examine the effect of Tender Offers and Mergers Announcement on shareholders' wealth of target and acquiring firms in Hong Kong, which is interpreted by the abnormal returns around the date of announcements through analysing the daily stock price data of Hong Kong listed companies. Simultaneously, an overview of characteristics, regulatory framework, and governance of M&As in Hong Kong will be reviewed in an attempt to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the aforesaid research topic and more of the region's M&A issue.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 17:06
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/21355

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