Acquisitions and Technology Value Revision

The Essex Accounting Centre (EAC) warmly invite you to join guest speaker Professor Ning Gao from the Alliance Manchester Business School as part of the EBS Research Seminar Series.

  • Wed 26 Jan 22

    14:00 - 16:00

  • Online

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  • Event speaker

    Professor Ning Gao Alliance Manchester Business School

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Essex Accounting Centre (EAC) Research Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

  • Contact details

    Dr Chaoyuan She

The aim of the Essex Accounting Centre (EAC) research seminar series is to support our world-class research activities in five key areas: accounting and global development; capital markets, audit, regulation and reporting; publicness and resilience, precarity, exclusion and social justice; and environment, climate change and vulnerability. The seminar series is also expected to promote interdisciplinary research that links the work of members of the centre with others both within the university and with external institutions.

Seminar abstract

Acquisition announcements cause upward revisions in the market value of target firms’ technology peers, whether targets and their peers belong to the same industry or not. Firms having deeper technology overlaps with the targets experience more dramatic price revisions.

Consistent with the acquisition probability theory, a firm is more likely to be taken over if at least one of its technology peers has been acquired recently; and peers more vulnerable to acquisitions have greater upward price revisions.

The findings demonstrate that information diffusion along the technology links is essential for technology valuation.


How to join this seminar

This seminar is free to attend with no need to register in advance.

Join us online on Wednesday 26 January 2022 at 2pm.

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Speaker bio

Professor Ning Gao is a senior lecturer (associate professor with tenure) in finance at the Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. He is the deputy director of the Centre for the Analysis of Investment Risk (CAIR).

He received his Ph.D. from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

His research interests include corporate finance, environmental/social/governance (ESG) risks, sustainable finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, and information in the financial system.

His works appear in world-leading and internationally renowned journals;

  • Management Science,
  • Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis,
  • Journal of Corporate Finance).

Ning is a member of European Financial Association (EFA), Financial Management Association (FMA), American Finance Association (AFA), and Western Finance Association (WFA).

He served on the programme review committees of EFA and FMA. He also served as a Principle Investor (PI) by the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC).

He is a founder and organizer of the Annual Corporate Finance Conference led by four leading universities in the Russell Group. He also serves as a reviewer for over 20 international journals in finance. Ning has a broad teaching portfolio which includes Corporate Finance (Global MBA), Empirical Finance (UG), Financial Markets and Institutions (UG), Advanced Corporate Finance (Ph.D.), Mergers & Acquisitions Negotiations (Full-time MBA).

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