An Empirical Assessment of Merger and Acquisition Activity in Retailing

Kumar, V and Kerin, R A and Pereira, A (1991) An Empirical Assessment of Merger and Acquisition Activity in Retailing. Journal of Retailing, 67 (3). p. 321. ISSN 00224359

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Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in retailing is widespread. Nevertheless, little scholarly research has addressed this subject from the perspective of antecedent conditions present in retail M&A activity. A variety of finance-, marketing-, and corporate-related variables are examined that have been proposed as likely antecedent conditions for M&A activity. The results indicate that preconditions for M&A activity can be identified and the probability of becoming a bidder and target retailer can be determined on the basis of these variables. Implications for becoming a target firm are highlighted, as are characteristics of bidder and nonmerging firms.

Affiliation: John Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University, USA
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Business And Economics--Marketing And Purchasing; Variables; Studies; Statistical analysis; Retailing industry; Mathematical models; Acquisitions & mergers; US; 2330:Acquisitions & mergers; 9130:Experimental/theoretical treatment; 8390:Retail stores, includes groceries; 9190:United States
Subjects: Marketing
Mergers and Acquisitions
Depositing User: LRC ISB
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2015 11:03
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2015 20:54
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