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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Do Acquisitions Relieve Target Firms' Financial Constraints?

Isil Erel, Yeejin Jang, Michael S. Weisbach

NBER Working Paper No. 18840
Issued in February 2013

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Isil Erel and Michael Weisbach are Fellows of the National Center for the Middle Market at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, and acknowledge the Center’s support for this research. We would like to thank Heitor Almeida, Bo Becker, Murillo Campello, Serdar Dinc, Mara Faccio, Joan Farre-Mensa, Antonio Galvao, Cam Harvey, Jerry Hoberg, Byoung-Hyoun Hwang, Andrew Karolyi, Berk Sensoy, René Stulz, Tracy Wang, Jun Yang, two referees, as well as seminar participants at Amsterdam, Boston College, Brandeis, Cornell, Michigan, Minnesota, Northeastern, Ohio State, Purdue, and UBC Winter Finance Conference for helpful suggestions. We received excellent research assistance from Jongsik Park. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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