Tobin's Q and the Gains from Takeovers

Tobin's Q and the Gains from Takeovers ABSTRACT This paper analyzes the relation between takeover gains and the q ratios of targets and bidders for a sample of 704 mergers and tender offers over the period 1972–1987. Target, bidder, and total returns are larger when targets have low q ratios and bidders have high q ratios. The relation is strengthened after controlling for the characteristics of the offer and the contest. This evidence confirms the results of the work by Lang, Stulz, and Walkling and shows that their findings also hold for mergers and after controlling for other determinants of takeover gains. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Finance Wiley

Tobin's Q and the Gains from Takeovers

The Journal of Finance, Volume 46 (1) – Mar 1, 1991

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
1991 The American Finance Association
ISSN
0022-1082
eISSN
1540-6261
D.O.I.
10.1111/j.1540-6261.1991.tb03758.x
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Abstract

ABSTRACT This paper analyzes the relation between takeover gains and the q ratios of targets and bidders for a sample of 704 mergers and tender offers over the period 1972–1987. Target, bidder, and total returns are larger when targets have low q ratios and bidders have high q ratios. The relation is strengthened after controlling for the characteristics of the offer and the contest. This evidence confirms the results of the work by Lang, Stulz, and Walkling and shows that their findings also hold for mergers and after controlling for other determinants of takeover gains.

Journal

The Journal of FinanceWiley

Published: Mar 1, 1991

References

  • Do managerial objectives drive bad acquisitions?
    Morck, Morck; Shleifer, Shleifer; Vishny, Vishny
  • Corporate takeover bids, methods of payment and bidding firms stock returns
    Travlos, Travlos

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