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Type: Thesis
Title: Does Firm-Level Political Risk Affect Mergers and Acquisitions?
Author: Liu, Yanlin
Issue Date: 2020
School/Discipline: Adelaide Business School
Abstract: In this study I examine how a firm’s exposure to political risk affects its merger & acquisition (M&A) activities. Consistent with the predictions from real options theory, I find that a firm is less likely to engage in M&A activities and less likely to take large M&A deals when its exposure to political risk is high. This effect is particularly evident when acquirers are taking diversified M&As or when acquirers are influential and dominant in their industry. I also find a positive relationship between the time to deal completion and the acquirer’s exposure to political risk. Additionally, given that prudence and conservatism are motivated by a higher-level of political risk, I show that this leads to acquirers paying lower bid premiums and experiencing a larger increase in shareholder value from M&A deals.
Advisor: Zurbrugg, Ralf-Yves
Xu, Limin
Luo, Juan
Dissertation Note: Thesis (MPhil) -- University of Adelaide, Adelaide Business School, 2020
Keywords: Firm-level political risk
mergers and acquisitions
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