Performance of bank mergers and acquisitions: A review of the recent empirical evidence

Sascha Kolaric, Dirk Schiereck*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

This review provides a comprehensive analysis of the literature on bank mergers and acquisitions with an emphasis on the last decade. The study identifies and analyzes more than 135 publications focusing on this subject. The publications are grouped along their regional focus and the three main empirical methodologies utilized in the literature. The results are documented in detail and their evolution over time is discussed. The key factors influencing the performance of bank mergers and acquisitions, as identified in the relevant literature, are grouped into three categories and evaluated according to their contribution to the success of a merger. This paper concludes with a brief discussion of the influence of managers on the performance of mergers and acquisitions and evidence on regulatory arbitrage through bank mergers and acquisitions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-71
JournalManagement Review Quarterly
Issue number1
Early online date31 Jan 2014
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • bank mergers
  • corporate control
  • banks


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