Do mergers and acquisitions affect the performance of acquiring firms ? Evidence for Swiss small-and medium-sized firms

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This paper investigates the post-merger performance effects of mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Our study is based on a representative sample that includes all Swiss M&As that took place in the period 2006–2008. In contrast to previous studies in this field most of our M&As took place between SMEs. Our data allows us to investigate the impact of M&As not… (More)

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