The financial analysis of postmerger performance of surviving firms
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CitationMÜSLÜMOV, A. (2002). The financial analysis of postmerger performance of surviving firms. Yapı Kredi Economic Review, June, 13 (1), pp. 29-53
This paper examines the synergy created in the merger process, its sources and factors that influence its magnitude using a sample of 56 mergers from U.S. industries completed within 1992-1997. Research findings indicate that mergers are resulting in the synergy gains, which is measured by operating cash flows relative to the industries. The cash flow increases do not come from gaining monopoly position and cutting capital investments and labor cost. The cash flow improvements come from the more productive usage of assets in generating sales. The subsample studies show that cash flow improvements are particularly strong in high overlap, equity-financed, value and larger merger subsamples.