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Contribution Details

Type Master's Thesis
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Digital Mergers & Acquisitions: Characteristics and Performance
Organization Unit
  • Sharon Vögeli
  • Kjell G. Nyborg
  • Benjamin Schneider
  • English
Institution University of Zurich
Faculty Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics
Number of Pages 134
Date 2022
Abstract Text Enhancing technological capabilities has become integral to a company’s international competitiveness, leading to mergers and acquisitions to access external knowledge of digital technologies. Using the event study method, the post-acquisition performance of acquirers involved in digital mergers and acquisitions in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria compared to the UK is analyzed. The findings suggest that short-term average abnormal returns are significantly positive, while long-term average abnormal returns are significantly negative. Additionally, various performance determinants are considered to evaluate investor reactions to deal announcements. The thesis contributes to the academic knowledge of European digital mergers and acquisitions performance.
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