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Has higher institutional participation led to lower insider ownership and superior post-merger performance in India?
, De S, Leshchinskii D
Published in Premier Publishing, Inc.
2019
Volume: 24
   
Issue: 2
Pages: 152 - 181
Abstract

We analyze the effects insider and institutional ownership has on post-merger performance of Indian acquiring firms during the 2001-2012 period. When the sample is bifurcated into acquisitions announced before and after the beginning of 2006, cumulative abnormal returns are higher in the pre-2006 period, but buy and hold abnormal returns are higher in the post 2005 period. Firms with lower ownership concentration of insiders are characterized by superior post-merger performance and institutional investors invest more in such firms. However, institutional or insider holdings are not systematically correlated with superior post-merger performance. Insiders affect post-merger quarterly stock returns negatively 1, 2, and 3 years after announcements in both sub-sample periods whereas the corresponding effect of institutional investors is uniformly positive for the post 2005 period but positive only 1 year after the mergers and negative 2 and 3 years after mergers for the pre-2006 period.

About the journal
JournalInternational Journal of Business
PublisherPremier Publishing, Inc.
ISSN1083-4346
Open AccessYes
Concepts (5)
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    Insiders
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    Institutional investors
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    Mergers and acquisitions
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    India
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    Corporate governance