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Trends and regional patterns of cross-border mergers and acquisitions: A case of Malaysian and Indonesian acquirers


Jedin, Mohd Haniff (2012) Trends and regional patterns of cross-border mergers and acquisitions: A case of Malaysian and Indonesian acquirers. Journal of International Studies , 8. pp. 99-113. ISSN 1823-691X

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Abstract

Progress of cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Asian region demonstrates an upstream pattern although the economy in Europe is unhealthy.In fact, many cross-border deals in Europe are dominated by Asian and US acquirers.In 2010, Asia Pacific countries had completed over 8,300 M&A deals that involved an Asian company reported by Dealogic. Countries such as China, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand are among Asian countries that are active in cross-border M&A.However, M&A trends in Malaysia and Indonesia have not received due attention of the researchers.Present study attempts to explore this phenomenon with the specific idea of identifying the background of Malaysian and Indonesian industries that involved in cross-border M&A.Present paper also reveals the integration trends involved when engaging in cross-border M&A. An opinion survey was conducted of the firms involved in M&A deals; the companies were identified from the Thomson One Banker main database which covers cross border M&A cases completed in Malaysian and Indonesia. Results show that engineering, software and telecommunication industries are among the leading industries engaged in cross-border M&A.Results also reflect that in terms of nationality of the acquired firms, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore are among favourites to Malaysian and Indonesian acquirers.The study highlights higher success compared to failures in cross-border M&A in the countries under reference.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cross-border mergers and acquisitions, management styles, marketing integration.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd. Hanif Jedin
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 06:11
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 06:17
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/8973

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