Quotation Szücs, Florian. 2016. The Triggers and Clustering Properties of Merger Waves. Applied Economics 48 (56), 5485-5496.




This paper studies the triggers and the agglomeration of M&A activity within clusters constituted by time, market and industry. Based on almost 500,000 individual transactions, we find that industry factors play a significant role in triggering activity and that M&A agglomerates strongly across related industries. While clustering in time turns out to be insignificant, stock-market effects can be either an attracting or a repelling force, depending on the type of deal examined. This supports the view that merger waves are largely driven by industry shocks.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Applied Economics
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, VW-D
Language English
Title The Triggers and Clustering Properties of Merger Waves
Volume 48
Number 56
Year 2016
Page from 5485
Page to 5496
Reviewed? Y
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2016.1178849
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2304279


Szücs, Florian (Details)
Department of Economics DP (Details)
Department of Economics (Gugler) (Details)
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