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Quality of Independent Expert Reports Used in Australian Takeovers

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Abstract


  • n this article, the authors investigate whether there has been an improvement in the quality of independent expert reports following ASIC's revisions to RG111 and RG112. These revisions include additional disclosures on the valuation methodologies used and explanation if the valuation was materially different from the company's recent trading price. It was expected that these revisions have led to an improvement in report quality where quality is determined by the accuracy of the expert's valuation. Results show that after the 2011 revisions, valuations became more accurate based on updated measures of report quality. However, experts with higher fees did not provide higher quality reports on average. The findings indicate that the independence provisions within the new rules were effective. Furthermore, they warn commissioning firms that higher fees are not necessarily indicative of higher quality reports.

UOW Authors


  •   Mazzola, Paul
  •   Gerace, Dionigi (external author)
  •   Reich, Adam (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Mazzola, P., Gerace, D. & Reich, A. (2020). Quality of Independent Expert Reports Used in Australian Takeovers. Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, 14 (4), 61-84.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85091049589

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2117&context=aabfj

Ro Metadata Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/aabfj/vol14/iss4/5/

Number Of Pages


  • 23

Start Page


  • 61

End Page


  • 84

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • n this article, the authors investigate whether there has been an improvement in the quality of independent expert reports following ASIC's revisions to RG111 and RG112. These revisions include additional disclosures on the valuation methodologies used and explanation if the valuation was materially different from the company's recent trading price. It was expected that these revisions have led to an improvement in report quality where quality is determined by the accuracy of the expert's valuation. Results show that after the 2011 revisions, valuations became more accurate based on updated measures of report quality. However, experts with higher fees did not provide higher quality reports on average. The findings indicate that the independence provisions within the new rules were effective. Furthermore, they warn commissioning firms that higher fees are not necessarily indicative of higher quality reports.

UOW Authors


  •   Mazzola, Paul
  •   Gerace, Dionigi (external author)
  •   Reich, Adam (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Mazzola, P., Gerace, D. & Reich, A. (2020). Quality of Independent Expert Reports Used in Australian Takeovers. Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, 14 (4), 61-84.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85091049589

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2117&context=aabfj

Ro Metadata Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/aabfj/vol14/iss4/5/

Number Of Pages


  • 23

Start Page


  • 61

End Page


  • 84

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Australia