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Post-Merger & Acquisition Profitability Analysis in the Swedish Newspaper Industry
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial marketing.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Different reasons can be found of firms’ involvement in merger and acquisitiondeals. These expanding the operational capacity, reducing costs of production, increasing sales, revenue and profits. This thesis analysis such impacts of merger and acquisitions on the Swedish newspaper industry using the financial data of more than 100 companies from 1990 to 2007. Using the difference-in- difference technique, the thesis found that the merger and acquisitions in the Swedish newspaper industry have no significant impact on operations and the profitability of the industry. The results of the model has important policy implications for the Swedish newspaper industry in particular and generally for the whole industry of the EU region.

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2015. , 43 p.
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-189581OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-189581DiVA: diva2:947251
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Available from: 2016-07-11 Created: 2016-07-07 Last updated: 2016-07-11Bibliographically approved

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