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Price and probability: decomposing the takeover effects of anti-takeover provisions

Vicente Cuñat (), Mireia Giné and Maria Guadalupe ()

LSE Research Online Documents on Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library

Abstract: We study the effects of anti-takeover provisions (ATPs) on the takeover probability, the takeover premium, and target selection. Voting to remove an ATP increases both the takeover probability and the takeover premium, that is, there is no evidence of a trade-off between premiums and takeover probabilities. We provide causal estimates based on shareholder proposals to remove ATPs and address the endogenous selection of targets through bounding techniques. The positive premium effect in less protected firms is driven by better bidder-target matching and merger synergies.

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JEL-codes: F3 G3 J1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 39 pages
Date: 2020-10-01
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Published in Journal of Finance, 1, October, 2020, 75(5), pp. 2591 - 2629. ISSN: 0022-1082

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Journal Article: Price and Probability: Decomposing the Takeover Effects of Anti‐Takeover Provisions (2020) Downloads
Working Paper: Price and Probability: Decomposing the Takeover Effects of Anti-Takeover Provisions (2017) Downloads
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