publication . Preprint . Article . 2011

Endogenous Merger Waves in Vertically Related Industries

Zhiyong Yao; Wen Zhou;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2011
We study merger waves in vertically related industries where firms can engage in both vertical and horizontal mergers. Even though any individual merger would have been profitable, firms may refrain from merging for fear of negative impacts from other mergers. When they do merge, however, they always merge in waves, which is either vertical or horizontal depending on the relative intensity of double markup and horizontal competitions in the two industries. Finally, merger waves may happen with or without any fundamental change in the underlying economic conditions.
free text keywords: merger wave, horizontal mergers, vertical mergers, stable market structure, jel:L13, jel:L42, jel:D43, Business, Merge (version control), Merger waves, Industrial organization, Fundamental change, Horizontal and vertical, Relative intensity
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publication . Preprint . Article . 2011

Endogenous Merger Waves in Vertically Related Industries

Zhiyong Yao; Wen Zhou;