Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Professor Murat Binay
2018 Mark Sui
This study investigates two variables, number of investors and an intangible assets/revenue ratio, that are potential industry-specific predictors of deal failure in technology M&A. I document that number of investors has a significant ability to predict deal failure in all M&A transactions: an increase in number of investors decreases deal failure rates. However, I find that neither variable is able to significantly predict deal failure differently for transactions involving technology targets and those involving non-technology targets. Broadly, my findings suggest that technology M&A and non-technology M&A may share more similarities than previously expected in the ultimate goal of properly evaluating them.
Sui, Mark, "Do There Exist Industry-Specific Predictors of Deal Failure in Technology M&A?" (2019). CMC Senior Theses. 2074.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.