Tracking mergers and acquisitions in Australia

Crawford School of Public Policy

Event details

PhD Seminar (Econ)

Date & time

Friday 12 April 2024
11.00am–12.15pm

Venue

Weston Theater and Zoom

Speaker

Nu Nu Win

We create the first mergers and acquisition database for Australia using administrative microdata over the period 2003-2020. Mergers are identified through a combination of three methods. First, clusters of employees are tracked between firms in a linked employer-employee database. Second, we exploit capital gain tax data indicating when a merger or demerger via equity swap has occurred. Finally, we use data on share ownership change forms lodged in the event of a merger or takeover. We use this database to assess the impact of mergers on firm performance.

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