A note using mergers and acquisitions to gain competitive advantage in the United States in the case of Latin American MNCs

dc.contributor.authorMilman, Claudio D.
dc.contributor.authorD’Mello, James P.
dc.contributor.authorAybar, C. Bulent
dc.contributor.authorArbelaez, Harvey
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-29T18:03:21Z
dc.date.available2010-10-29T18:03:21Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.descriptionAuthor's Original
dc.description.abstractThe "new" economic and business climate in Latin America, fostered by multilateral trade agreements such as NAFTA, MERCOSUR, and the ANDEAN Pact, suggests that Latin American (LA) firms must become more aggressive and competitive in order to survive. Foreign direct investment in the form of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is often an effective way of competing in a tough global environment. Using transactions data collected from Security Data Company's Worldwide Merger and Acquisition database, this paper analyzes the relative involvement of firms from five LA countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Venezuela) in acquiring targets in the United States of America. Transaction characteristics examined and summarized include the annual distribution (1985-1998) of the deals, the industrial sector of the target firm, the form of acquisition method used, and the form of ownership of the target firm. The trends are analyzed, and implications for managers are indicated.en_US
dc.description.bibliographicCitationMilman, C. D., D’Mello, J. P., Aybar, B., & Arbaláez, H. (2001). A note using mergers and acquisitions to gain competitive advantage in the United States in the case of Latin American MNCs. International Review of Financial Analysis, 10(3), 323-332. doi:10.1016/S1057-5219(01)00056-4en_US
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10474/1251
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dc.publisherElsevier Science Inc.en_US
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dc.subject.otherLatin America
dc.subject.othertrade agreements
dc.subject.otherforeign direct investment
dc.titleA note using mergers and acquisitions to gain competitive advantage in the United States in the case of Latin American MNCsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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