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Participation in Global Value Chains and M&A flows

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Identifikazzjoni
JRC130029
Data tal-pubblikazzjoni
3 Awwissu 2022
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Iċ-Ċentru Konġunt tar-Riċerka

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This study investigates to which extent firms operating in sectors more integrated into Global Value Chains (GVC) are more likely to be involved in cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) flows. We focus on firms acquired in the EU27 during the period 2008-2020 employing a gravity model. Results show that cross-border investments are indeed associated with sectoral GVC participation, in particular the dependence on intermediate products supplied by other countries (i.e. backward GVC participation) of the target country-sector is positively correlated with M&A flows. This evidence is confirmed when the acquired firm operates in manufacturing or high-tech sectors, and when the investor originates from OECD countries. In addition, results show that companies from countries suppling inputs to other countries are more likely to pursue a cross-border acquisition.

Authors

CIANI Andrea, GREGORI Wildmer

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JRC130029_Participation in Global Value Chains and M&A flows
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