Journal article

Industry Expertise, Information Leakage and the Choice of M&A Advisors

Xin Chang, Chander Shekhar, Lewis HK Tam, Jiaquan Yao

JOURNAL OF BUSINESS FINANCE & ACCOUNTING | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2016

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by University of Macau


Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

The first author is from Cambridge Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge, and Nanyang Business School of Nanyang Technological University. He is also a distinguished visiting professor at Jilin University of Finance and Economics and Central University of Finance and Economics. The second author is from the Department of Finance, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, University of Melbourne, Australia. The third author is from the Department of Finance and Business Economics, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau, Macau. The fourth author is at Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics and School of Economics, Xiamen University, China. The authors are grateful for the valuable comments and suggestions from an anonymous referee, the editor (Ronan G. Powell), Ying Fang, Lily Qiu, Cong Wang and George Wong. They also thank participants at the Asian FA 2011, SFM Conference 2011, Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2011 and seminar participants at the Monash University for helpful comments. They also thank Yuanfang Chu for excellent research assistance. Chang acknowledges financial support from Rega Capital Management Limited and Academic Research Fund Tier 1 provided by the Singapore Ministry of Education. Shekhar acknowledges funding provided under the Faculty Research Grant scheme of the Faculty of Economics and Commerce, the University of Melbourne. Tam acknowledges research funding (MYRG074(Y1-L2)-FBA11-THK) provided by University of Macau. Yao acknowledges research funding supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (#20720151145) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (#71502152). All remaining errors are the responsibility of the authors. (Paper received February 2015, revised version accepted October 2015)