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Supervisor
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Ol`ga Zaxarova
Estimate of the Effectiveness of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Global Automotive Sector
Bachelor’s programme
2014
This investigation discourses upon mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the automotive industry and the measurement of M&A success. Globalization and European construction, the harmonization of fiscal, legal and social regulations contribute to the growing popularity of M&A. In order to adjust to the increasingly globalized automobile market a great number of companies apply M&A strategies to geographic expansion, as well as expansion of assortment of their production. The investigation is based on a sample of 20 companies that have concluded sixteen the most significant M&A deals in the automobile industry. The findings indicate that stock markets are reacting instantly in 70% of cases and this reaction is negative for acquirers. The results also reveal that statistically significant dynamics of quotations last no more than one day of the trading.8-915-379-79-75olya_z92@mail.ru

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