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Mergers and Acquisitions

Bureau of Industry Economics research report

The Bureau of Industry Economics Research Report, Mergers and Acquisitions, was released in 1990.

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Cover, Copyright, Foreword, Contents, Executive Summary

1   Introduction
1.1   Objective
1.2   Background

2   Issues and Methodology
2.1   Introduction
2.2   Potential Benefits of Merger Activity
2.3   Potential Costs of Merger Activity
2.4   The Threat of Takeover
2.5   Methodology
Appendix 2.1   Derivation of the Cowling ‘k‘ measure

3   Trends in Merger Activity
3.1   Empirical Studies in Australia
3.2   Some Features of Merger Activity
3.3   Conclusions
Appendix 3.1   Data on Merger Activity
Appendix 3.2   Studies of Merger Activity

4   Mergers and Industry Concentration
4.1   Introduction
4.2   Aggregate Concentration
4.3   International Comparisons of Concentration
4.4   Industry Data
4.5   Conclusions

5   Case Study 1: Two Mergers in the Roof Tile Industry
5.1   Introduction
5.2   The Industry
5.3   Benefits from the Mergers
5.4   Summary and Conclusions
Appendix 5.1   Data Details

6   Case Study 2: A Merger in the Pastry Products Industry
6.1   Introduction
6.2   The Industry
6.3   Benefits from the Merger
6.4   Summary and Conclusions
Appendix 6.1   Data Details

7   Case Study 3: A Merger in the Automotive Battery Industry
7.1   Introduction
7.2   The Industry
7.3   Benefits from the Merger
7.4   Summary and Conclusions
Appendix 7.1   Sensitivity analysis of Cowling‘s ‘k‘

8   Conclusions


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