Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Professor Murat Binay
2018 Mark Sui
OCLC Record Number
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.