2. History of Mergers

  1. Patrick A. Gaughan

Published Online: 5 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118269077.ch2

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings, Fifth Edition

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Gaughan, P. A. (2010) History of Mergers, in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings, Fifth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118269077.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 11 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470561966

Online ISBN: 9781118269077

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Keywords:

  • mergers and acquisitions;
  • american industry;
  • regulatory shocks;
  • corporate combinations;
  • capital liquidity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Merger Waves

  • What Causes Merger Waves?

  • First Wave, 1897–1904

  • Second Wave, 1916–1929

  • The 1940s

  • Third Wave, 1965–1969

  • Trendsetting Mergers of the 1970s

  • Fourth Wave, 1984–1989

  • Fifth Wave

  • Sixth Merger Wave

  • Summary