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The preferences of private equity investors in selecting target acquisitions: An internatinal investigation

Osborne, Sarah; Katselas, Dean; Chapple, Larelle


This study investigates the characteristics and attributes that private equity investors prefer when selecting target acquisitions. These characteristics are examined against a matched sample of firms subject to corporate acquisitions via tender/merger offer during 2000-2009, across seven countries: Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the USA, France, Germany and Sweden. We show that firm-specific characteristics are more influential in target selection than external or institutional...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Management
DOI: 10.1177/0312896212440269


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