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U.S. bank M&As in the post-Dodd-Frank Act era: Do they create value?

Leledakis, George N. and Pyrgiotakis, Emmanouil G. (2016): U.S. bank M&As in the post-Dodd-Frank Act era: Do they create value?

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Abstract

We analyze the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on the shareholder wealth gains using a sample of 640 completed U.S. M&As announced between 1990 and 2014. Our results indicate a positive DFA effect on announcement period abnormal returns in small bank mergers. In fact, mergers with combined firm assets of less than $10 billion create more shareholder value after the DFA, than ever before. This positive announcement effect in small deals appears to be linked with merger-related compliance cost savings and profitability improvements. By examining long-run abnormal returns, we find that the documented DFA effect on small deals announcement abnormal returns does not disappear overtime. Also, we do not report similar evidence in a comparable sample of non-U.S. bank M&As, fact that supports the interpretation of our results for the U.S. sample

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