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The competing acquirers: Who becomes the buyer?
A focus article on a vital yet relatively understudied subject of business research – the competition between acquiring companies. Why public companies dominate some M&A waves while private equity firms win others.

When it comes to mergers and acquisitions, private equity firms are in high-stakes competition with public companies to identify takeover targets. During some M&A waves, public companies dom....Read More

The puzzling popularity of active management
Evidence firmly suggests that for most investors it does not pay to seek the skills of an active manager. Yet the active funds industry remains large, with investors choosing to put far more of their financial assets in active rather than passive funds

Fund managers who actively pick stocks rather than passively follow an index of companies have long taken a beating. A long line of studies has shown that the majority of active mutual funds &nd....Read More

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