Wealth effects of bank mergers and acquisitions in Asian emerging markets

Jianyu Ma, José A. Pagán, Yun Chu

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Through analysis of stock responses to two different types of banking M&A deals, specifying M&A and diversifying M&A, we find that specifying M&A deals incur positive cumulative abnormal returns (CAR) in both two-day and three-day windows without controlling for firm size. Diversifying M&A deals incur positive CAR in two different event windows. However, the differences between the two windows are not statistically significant. Contrary to previous studies on M&A in the banking industry of developed markets, the results of our study indicate that markets do not distinguish among various types of M&A deals in the banking industry around the date of announcement. Diversifying M&A generate positive three-day CARs but they are not significantly better than specifying M&A.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-58
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Applied Business Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012



  • Asian emerging markets
  • Banks
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management

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