Cross Border Bidders Versus Domestic Ones



This chapter investigates differences in targets overtaken by cross-border bidders versus domestic ones. The literature from the selection theory argues that there is “cherry picking.” That means, cross-border bidders overtake the comparably better performing targets in contrast to domestic bidders, which acquire weaker targets in a sort of “rescue mission.” Targets in the study were investigated to see if this statement holds true.

The results show that cross-border targets did not perform better but performed worse than domestic ones. According to my sample, I have to conclude that there is no “cherry picking” of Japanese firms at Japanes firms at cross-border acquisitions. This lends support to the idea that foreign bidders probably come to the acquisition target at a later stage. To put it differently, Japanese firms get overtaken by foreign bidders in case where no domestic firm is interested in overtaking the target. Reasons are discussed.


Foreign Direct Investment Financial Performance Foreign Investor Foreign Firm Japanese Firm 
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  1. 1.Kobe University Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration (RIEB)KobeJapan

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