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Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on European Insurers: Evidence from Equity Markets

Author(s): doc. PhDr. Ing. Ing. Petr Jakubík Ph.D. Ph.D.,
Dimitrios Zafeiris ,
Type: IES Working Papers
Year: 2016
Number: 12
Published in: IES Working Papers 12/2016
Publishing place: Prague
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Suggested Citation: Jakubik P., Zafeiris D. (2016). "Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on European Insurers: Evidence from Equity Markets” IES Working Paper 12/2016. IES FSV. Charles University.
Abstract: The current macro-economic and financial conditions remain extremely challenging for the European insurance sector. Under the ongoing low yield environment insurers are changing their business models and looking for new investment and business opportunities to improve their profitability and the overall solvency positions. This is also reflected in an increasing interest in mergers and acquisitions to achieve sufficient returns. However, there is no clear answer in the literature whether this strategy brings the expected positive results. This study empirically tests the effects of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) on share prices of European insurers via an event study. Our results do not confirm the positive impact of such strategies on acquirers’ share prices delivering abnormal returns for shareholders.
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