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Strategies for Growth Through Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence From Russian Companies

Galina Besstremyannaya

Finansovyj žhurnal — Financial Journal, 2019, issue 4, 50-59

Abstract: The paper contrasts the drivers of mergers and acquisitions in Russia and other countries. Using the results of CEO surveys and surveys of the participants of the M&A markets in Russia and globally, the author compares the most prevalent strategies for company growth and restructuring. The paper points to economic evidence that insufficient development of competition and various issues in corporate finance may be linked to a relatively low predominance of M&A deals in Russia. In particular, this relates to the lack of deals, aimed at acquiring assets of the target. At the same time, the data for the Russian M&A market in 2014–2018 indicates relatively high competition in the information technology, and a growth in the number and the total value of M&A deals in this sector. Additionally, the overall Russian M&A market demonstrates a decrease in the average deal value, and there is a steady fall in the share of the oil and gas sector.

Keywords: economic growth; competition; innovation; mergers and acquisitions; corporate finance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C34 D22 D24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.31107/2075-1990-2019-4-50-59

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