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Publisher and Date:(Ege Univ, 2019)This paper investigates the asymmetric behavior of the selling, general and administrative (SG&A) costs of acquirers, and reveals its effects on mergers & acquisitions (M&A) performance in a one-year event window. It is based on a sample of 6888 M&As completed in the U.S. during the 2003-2015 period and employs panel data regressions. The results show that 73% of the acquirers display asymmetric cost behavior. A significant negative relation is found between cost stickiness and acquirers' abnormal ...