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Merger and Acquisition Strategy for Growth, Improved Performance and Survival in the Financial Sector (a Study of Sterling Bank, Access Bank and Eco Bank)

Merger and Acquisition Strategy for Growth, Improved Performance and Survival in the Financial Sector (a Study of Sterling Bank, Access Bank and Eco Bank)

Content Structure of Merger and Acquisition Strategy for Growth, Improved Performance and Survival in the Financial Sector (a Study of Sterling Bank, Access Bank and Eco Bank)

The abstract contains the research problem, the objectives, methodology, results, and recommendations

  • Chapter one of this thesis or project materials contains the background to the study, the research problem, the research questions, research objectives, research hypotheses, significance of the study, the scope of the study, organization of the study, and the operational definition of terms.
  • Chapter two contains relevant literature on the issue under investigation. The chapter is divided into five parts which are the conceptual review, theoretical review, empirical review, conceptual framework, and gaps in research
  • Chapter three contains the research design, study area, population, sample size and sampling technique, validity, reliability, source of data, operationalization of variable
  • s, research models, and data analysis method
  • Chapter four contains the data analysis and the discussion of the findings
  • Chapter five contains the summary of findings, conclusions, recommendations, contributions to knowledge, and recommendations for further studies.
  • References: The references are in APA
  • Questionnaire.

Abstract Of Merger and Acquisition Strategy for Growth, Improved Performance and Survival in the Financial Sector (a Study of Sterling Bank, Access Bank and Eco Bank)

This study aim at analyzing the effect of merger and acquisitions on the performance and growth of financial sector within the span of 2005-2012. The broad objective of this research work is to examine if there is a significant difference in the pre and post mergers and acquisitions periods of banks in terms of gross earnings and also to examine if there is a significant difference in the pre and post mergers and acquisitions periods of banks in terms of profits after tax and net assets. The data were collected from the annual report of three banks namely Sterling Bank Nigeria plc, Access Bank plc and Eco Bank of Nigeria plc for the period of 2005-2012. The Ordinary  Least Square (OLS) were employed using E-view Statistical Method. The result of the analysis shows that there is a significant difference in the pre and post mergers and acquisitions periods of banks in terms of gross earnings and also that there is a significant difference in the pre and post mergers and acquisitions periods of banks in terms of profits after tax and net asset. Based on these findings, it is recommended that government should strengthen the financial sector by encouraging merger and acquisitions in Nigerian banks.

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