Impacts of Mergers & Acquisitions on Shareholder Wealth

This yarn trys to defy, the application of Mergers & Restitution (M&A) on portion-outholder lucre in the European banking assiduity from 2003-2007 and pure-ups in profundity element of the reading resurveyed by the doer to yield the plea of the prosperous victory of the device. M&A has been a unconcealed scrusmall doubt in finance delay generic reading exists on M&A. For this resurvey to be achievable, a generic pursuit for counsel was adowncharmed by instrument of the internet and library. The scrusmall doubt succeed discuss the lucre proceeds (irregular income) of M&A involving European banks using `episode con-over` modeology balance the age of 2003-2007 in twain the declaration age and hanker run shaft restitution age. In other language, can M&A mends or subvert portion-outholder lucre of the targets, bidders and thoroughly stables.

1.2 Introduction

The decade of 1990 saw the biggest acception in European M&A argue. Merger & Acquisitions (M&A) entertain been a expressive marvel in the Europe. and the earth husbanding which symbolizes one of the most material strategic determinations made by plainrs and portion-outholders of the occupied stable. Sudarsanam (2003,para1,p.1) argues portion-outholders and plainrs may be the most material stakeholders in M&A but other congregateions such as workers, competitors, lenders, customers all entertain a congregateive portion-out in this argue.

M&A may be adowncharmed in apaim to substitute an watery expertness, but rarely two affaires may be gone-by estimserviceable separateedly than abroad. Motivation aback the mergers is to maximise the portion-outholders lucre. However, according to Jensen and Ruback (1983) and Sirower and O`byrne (1998), in closely two third of cases, mergers sum lucre income for target portion-outholders and gone-by or near nothing income to acquirers. Various studies entertain institute that, usually the declaration of bank mergers neither mould nor subvert portion-outholders appraise Pilloff and Santomero (1998). Also, some studies indicates that the declaration of convinced expressions of bank mergers do mould appraise, if that merger lessen requires.

Berger, Demsetz, Strahan (1999) signed five primary dynamic certaintyors that motivate municipal takeovers i.e. an acception of globalization, technological speed, financial deregulation, exchanges in customer require and the integration of financial negotiates. Arnold (2005, para2, p.1041), limitd mergers as the combining of two affair entities adown sordid tenure inasmuch-as Bruner (2005) states it as junction of two stables that moulds a new being in the eyes of the law.

According to restitution is a acquiring curb of a fortification, named a target, by store donation or vary, either `hostile` or `friendly` which too be named takeover. E.g. in October 2007, Royal bank of Scotland (RBS) merged delay Dutch bank ABN Amro to clinch Europe’s biggest forforever banking takebalance delay 86% of ABN Amro’s portion-outholders accepting a 71bn euro ( Bruner (2005) argues takebalance activities are strategic actions that could deviate out to be an laudserviceable cannonade of consummate and instrument.

1.3Merger brandishs

Nowadays, M&A is polite-behaved-behaved disclosed certainty that concludes in brandishs according to exemplification from Bruner (2005), Gorton, Kahl & Rosen (2005), Martynova & Renneboog (2006). Five special merger brandishs were observed in the UK husbanding in the decisive determination i.e. 1900`s, the 1960`s, the 1970`s, the 1980`s and the 1990`s. (Kastrinaki, Stoneman 2007)

Brankman, Garretsen, Van Marrewijk (2008) argues that, in provisions of economic significance, the dominant merger brandish unpredicconsultation is the decisive global remainder, insinuateing that M&A brandishs are an husbanding publiced global marvel. The brandish of bank mergers has been symmetrical to pure-up the various theories e.g. the `aptitude scheme` forecast that mergers mend aptitude and succor bald banks to outlast as two-of-a-trade becomes increasingly unfeeling in the banking assiduity. Gugler, Mueller, Yurtoglu (2004) finds that merger brandishs can be confoundd if one test that M&A do not boost aptitude and doesn’t acception portion-outholders` lucre but instead sited that M&A brandishs are best conclude acantankerous as the counterseparate of balancevalued portion-outs and plainrial judgment.

1.4Why do M&A happen?

In various European countries, mergers entertain perceiven banks to acception aptitude by abetting the coordination of the delaydrawal of branches. Banks portion-outholders and plainrs demand to identify the undeveloped sources of economic profit emerged from M&A. Banks can lessen requires and acception appraise in contrariant ways e.g. mutability. I.e. if mergers propagate require synergies such as economies of flake, banks can lessen outlays.

According to exemplification from Berkovitch & Narayanan (1993), Sudarsanam, Holl & Salami (1996), Hannan & Pilloff (2006), Martynova & Renneboog (2006), the argues for M&A entertain been categorised into the three ocean congregateions’ i.e. economic argue or synergy, plainrial or act problems and hubris. The unfolded distribution of merger income among target and bidder portion-outholders succeed reocean on their special negotiating strengths. Therefore, subjoined consultation appearances the application of mergers on portion-outholders lucre:

Merger Motive

Total Gains

Target Gains

Bidder Gains





Agency problems





1.4.1 Synergy Motive

The leading key congregateion that recitals for M&A is an economic or synergy argue which instrument that two companies can finish separateedly which they can’t finish single-handedly. Siems (1996) argued that synergy system deviceed that the acquiring bank can causatively mould synergies via economies of flake and opportunity by reducing requires and eliminating redundancies and duplication.

Economies of flake happens when the mean separate require of constituteation declines as quantity acceptions e.g. banking mergers in the UK of Bank of Scotland and Halifax of 30bn merger in May 2001, to mould HBOS fifth elder sinew in UK banking sector. The proposal was that the Bank of Scotland was easy in north of the dominion and Halifax was in south by merging these two banks, were obscure to lessen require of modeing banking actions. Economies of opportunity happens when the require of unresisting various consequences in a multi consequence sconsultation is inferior than the require of unresisting the stubbornselfselfsame consequences by special stables e.g. Banc assertion standard, British banking and issuance hercules Lloyds TSB adscititious Scottish Widows in June 1999 for 7bn.

Sudarsanam et al (1996) signed the sources of appraise falsehood into three ocean expression’s i.e. opereasonserviceable synergy, plainrial synergy and financial synergy. Opereasonserviceable synergy happens during the memory of economies of flake and opportunity, upright integration, the educeion of counterfeit activities, the alienate of counsel or expertnesss by the bidder’s expertness team and a decrease in act requires by bringing structure punish possessions adownneath sordid tenure (Ravenscraft & Scherer 1987, 1989 cited in Martynova & Renneboog 2006).

Sources of appraise in upright mergers includes reducing action requires in which combining contrariant stages of the constituteation chain can lessen requires of despatch and bargaining i.e. one troop’s output is other troop’s input and by putting separateedly succeed mould the affair causative. E.g. Microsoft bid for Yahoo in January 2008, desert $42bn that succeed mould gone-by potent browser or entertain a reconstitute befoulment of tackling the internet pursuit plainor. Having said that, present trends towards outsourcing insinuate that, the boons from upright mergers are scant. According to Martynova & Renneboog (2006), establishments of easy synergies lessen constituteation & distribution requires and surrendering an incremental money career deduced to the troop’s shaft-merger portion-outholders.

Sudarsanam et al (1996) argues plainrial synergy could happen if the bidder has a suitserviceable plainrial team and takes balance a target delay fewer suitserviceable plainrs. Such takebalance is disciplinary and mitigated to mend the lucre profit for twain bidder and target portion-outholders. Having said that, there is a material endanger of act problems where the plainrs do not possess-effect in the portion-out of portion-outholders.

Martynova & Renneboog (2006) argues that altering takeovers are mitigated to profit from financial synergies in which financial synergies may inmunicipal mendd money career stationariness, cheaper alikeity to consummate, an interior consummate negotiate as polite-behaved-behaved as contracting efficiencies mouldd by a decrease in plainrs’ tenure endanger. Conglomerate mergers permit endanger mutability by spreading the inconclude career of the tenure troop balance a publiced destruction of consequences and negotiates. Sudarsanam et al (1996) finds that financial synergy materialize from three mitigated sources i.e. the tax usage of unused something-due, the augmentation opportunities and financial instrument of the emerging companies and the coinsurance of something-due of the two companies which end in inferior requires of consummate.

1.4.2 Act certaintyor

The promote ocean argue for M&A is plainrial or act certaintyor. Shareholders are Principals i.e. owners of troop’s possessions and plainrs are occupied as portion-outholders’ Agents to plain these possessions on their side. Managers should mould determinations that are consonant delay the concrete of maximize the portion-outholder lucre, but plainrs do not portion-out this concrete necessarily. Managers succeed entertain their own indivisible concretes which succeed be oceanly uneasy delay maximizing their own welfare (Sudarsanam et al 1996). Therefore, plainrial determinations in restitutions may end in constituency requires that lessen the whole appraise of the elbow sconsultation as they do not maximise but attenuate portion-outholders profit.

Berger, Demsetz, Strahan (1999) argues that one plainrial intention may be empire-building. Executive restitution leads to acception delay troop’s bulk, so plainrs may appetition to engagementinate indivisible financial income by attractive in M&A, although at smallest in separate the conspicuous observed restitution of the plainrs of catholicr institutions rewards material expertness and trial. To shield their stable-specific ethnical consummate, some plainrs may too try to lessen embezzlement endanger adown the smooth i.e. in portion-outholders’ portion-out perchance by altering endanger through M&A move. Arnold (2005) observes that the plainrs may possess the amaze of the merger mode itstubborn and as a end urge for such traffics to take attribute.

1.4.3 Hubris

The third and definite ocean argue for M&A is Hubris which was definitive by Richard Roll in 1986. Arnold (2005, para2, p.1055), limit hubris as balance weaning stubborn trust or, near sociable, insolence. The hubris scheme says that the valuation of target by the bidder expertness is balance optimistic and per se the edict stable’s expertness balancepays for the target. This peradventure for a enumerate of disesteemeds such as determinations mouldrs refined themselves, that the appraise exists when it does not or that their valuation is punish and that the negotiate is not shimmering the ample economic appraise of the thoroughly stable. These plainrs may peradventure be balanceconfident or entertain misplaced credulity in their ability to unfold the use act of the target stable. Berkovitch & Narayanan (1993) argues that the hubris oceantains that determination mouldrs in the edict stables merely pay too abundant for their targets as a end of mistakes in balanceestimating the appraise of the targets.

1.5 Factors influencing portion-outholder income

Shareholders income are not sound unnatural by M&A declarations, but they are too ruled by bid characteristics e.g. mode of liquidation, cantankerous bapaim M&A, kindly vs. ill-disposed bids etc.

1.5.1 Mode of liquidation

The mode of liquidation is one of the key variables that must be agreed among the buyer and seller to artificeate the stables` irregular income and balanceall remainder of the bid. According to Huang and Walkling (1989), The constitute of liquidation succeed rule edict diplomacy if it favors the anticipated NPVs of an restitution. Huang and Walkling institute that when mode of liquidation and rank of combat were taken into recital statistically, irregular income were no conspicuous in effeminate presents than in mergers. Liquidation modes can favor NPVs through interrelations delay either restitution require or the likelihood of luck or twain inasmuch-as Dube, Glascock & Romero (2007) argues that the contrariant stages of boon growing to the target and acquiring stable’s portion-outholders is attributed to the opinion modes of liquidations.

Arnold (2005, para1, p.1059) says that money liquidation has been the most unconcealed and most appraised mode of liquidation which presents conspicuous redeviate than equity. For illustration, edict sconsultation is forecasted to raise out store financed merger if the expertness of edict sconsultation has reform-quality internally counsel that the bulky possessions of the sconsultation are balancevalued. However, if the bidder sconsultation has secret counsel encircling the target troop and trusts it to be adownvalued, then it probably present money financed merger.

Therefore, merger financed delay stores are a privative conspicuous owing the use of stores as a mode of liquidation is gone-by mitigated to happen when the store is balancevalued, conjuncture the use of money is taken as the sconsultation substance balancevalued. Alternatively, if target portion-outholders meditate that their bank is balancevalued, they succeed advance to take money. This system is protected by experimental reading and it demonstrates that at the engagement of the bid declaration acquirers who innurture money, nurture to habit conspicuous irregular income than those who present store financed merger.

The usage of money is that the acquirer portion-outholders redeep the stubbornselfselfsame smooth of curb balance their troop owing their correlation of tenure has not been spiritless by giving target portion-outholders store options in the merged troop. Therefore, the income to the portion-outholders of a edict sconsultation succeed be conspicuous in money financed merger than the store. Brealey, Myers & Marcus (2004, para1, p.599) says if money is presented, the require of the merger is not unnatural by the bulk of the merger income. And if store is presented, the require remains on the income owing the income appearance up in the shaft merger portion-out compensation, and these portion-outs are used to pay for the adscititious stable.

1.5.2 Cantankerous bapaim M&A

The union of earthexpanded financial negotiates has been going separateedly delay, acceptions in the enumerate and small correlation of stables that possess-effect in the global negotiate and the globalization mode has been to a argueserviceable space encouraged by cantankerous bapaim M&A. According to Brankman, Garretsen, Van Marrewijk (2005, 2008) cantankerous bapaim M&A are the ocean moderation for alien plain cannonade. M&A yields primary but too scant adownstanding of this constitute of takeover, as cantankerous-bapaim M&A are most mitigated akin to husbanding-expanded shocks such as economic integration, exchanges in the legitimate and regulatory environment or mitigated asymmetric affair cycles.

Based on gone-by experimental exemplification, though the elderity of the private M&A mould expressive lucre income for the targets and privative or nothing income for bidders, cantankerous bapaim M&A could entertain contrariant application on akin stables. Kang (1993) certain that cantankerous bapaim M&A are forecasted to mould gone-by lucre than private ones owing of being of negotiate imperfections which leads to manage multinational stables (MNC) having a competitive usage balance persomal stables. Alien banks entertain to act in correspondence delay delay twain principles at settlement and abroad; private confidence establishments entertain require usages, gone fulfilling two various sets of principle ensinew afunwandering requires on alien banks.

Also, contrariant principles lessen the sum of akin unwandering requires. This decreases the possibility for banks to congregate boons from economies of flake and opportunity. Economies of flake innurture that bank is serviceserviceable to lessen its requires by growing the quantity of output of consequences and services it alspeedy sums. As a end of unfolding into new dominion, a bank acceptions its undeveloped client disesteemed and boons from economies of flake. According to economies of opportunity, banks that alter activities could lessen requires by providing gone-by services.

1.5.3 Kindly vs. ill-disposed bids

Analysis in-reference-to the application of ill-disposed takeovers has been arguable, varying from the boons of negotiate organization for maximizing causative utilization of instrument to the mischief of negotiate hebetude on the husbanding, on the alloticipation and on appraise built balance years. Dube, Glascock & Romero (2007) argues such debates can application financial negotiatesand can be forecasted to public as unfolding negotiates public up to alien fortifications and as economic capacity is redistributed amongst countries. Ill-disposed takeovers happen, when the expertness of a sconsultation resists the takebalance try by bidders. Lambrecht and Myers (2007) say that in some cases a undevelopedly ill-disposed acquirer could be reconstitute off negotiating delay the target expertness for a merger and that such a predicament lessens the capacity of the target portion-outholder to educe appraise from the bidder. Ill-disposed restitutions too conplant swifter and gone-by thoroughgoing exchanges in target. In twain kindly and ill-disposed restitutions, balanceliquidation can originate due to act cogitation of plainrial concrete maximization by the acquirer expertness.

Goergen and Renneboog (2003) analyzed the negotiate reactions to the contrariant expressions of takeovers i.e. kindly, ill-disposed and bids delay multiple bidders. They institute that ill-disposed bids mouldd the catholicst irregular income for the target i.e. 13% on the declaration day. When a ill-disposed bid is made, the portion-out compensation of the target rectilinear abroad reflects the forecastation that resistance to the bid succeed manage to upward revisions of the present compensation. Various experimental studies entertain institute that the income to bidders in ill-disposed takeovers are privative; ending in low possibility of luck of a ill-disposed bid.

1.6 Application of M&A on portion-outholders

Almost all of the studies of M&A in banking assiduity are disesteemedd on US plea. As we perceive, one of the ocean concretes of mergers is to maximise the portion-outholders appraise by the instrument of acception in dividends and acception in portion-out compensations, so the portion-outholders can possess the consummate income. The two most material modes which can be used to assess the application of M&A were pure-uped by Firth in 1980. In the leading mode, recitaling counsel is used to artificeate the stables` financial act & useability. The promote mode believes in causative negotiate which can be used in portion-out compensation moves to honor the economic application of the episode. The promote mode, plain measures any acception or decrease in portion-outholders lucre but too knowledge from the existence that no negotiate is truly causative which ends to misregulate conclusions due to move in portion-out compensation.

In this device, doer chose the promote mode i.e. an episode con-over in which the focal aim succeed be on three contrariant sets e.g. the target, the bidder and the application of M&A on thoroughly sconsultation in the hanker run. Various experimental studies on M&A entertain concentrated on establishing store negotiate reaction encircling the declaration of a traffic and whether a merger moulds appraise for the portion-outholders of target and edict stable.

Dehanker (2001) discussd 56 banks among 1991 and 1995, for standpointing mergers that mould decisive irregular income inasmuch-as altering mergers sum privative irregular income. DeLong (2001) has aim out that upon declaration the negotiate responds decisively to mergers that standpoint twain on the activities and geography, which is consonant delay Siems (1996). Dehanker finds that the cumulative irregular income (CAR) of target sconsultation has been acceptiond to 14.8% succeeding merger and the edict sconsultation sparse a expressive 2.2%, inasmuch-as the thoroughly sconsultation neither mouldd nor subverted the portion-outholders appraise. The end too appearances that the hanker engagement act is mendd when mergers conplant watery bidders, liquidation not sound made by money and rights are not medley.

Cybo ottone and Murgia (2000) analysed 54 catholicst M&A traffics delay CARs at +3,41% among 1988 and 1997 on the European banking sector in 14 European negotiates. They entertain institute that at the engagement of declaration, there was a decisive and an material acception in the negotiate appraise of the banks occupied in these traffics. They entertain institute decisive irregular income for twain buyers and the sellers using the unconcealed negotiate protest in the limited age of eleven days, but institute privative negotiate reaction to acquiring bank. In other language, European bank mergers propagate appraise for the thoroughly stables including the target and the bidders do not betray. Various studies entertain appearancen that in Europe and the USA, target portion-outholders reach decisive irregular income from mergers.

Cyboottone and Murgia (2000) certain that edict sconsultation portion-outholders reach decisive irregular income in European studies inasmuch-as in USA studies edict sconsultation portion-outholders reach privative irregular income from the mergers. Shareholders of target European banks finish gone-by than the edict bank portion-outholders, at-last, the destruction is very small truly. So in other language, we can say that Cyboottone and Murgia (2000) ends are not consonant delay the USA banking reading which appearances that no appraise falsehood proceeds are usually institute.

Martynova and Renneboog (2006) discussd the limited engagement lucre proceeds of 2,419 European M&A declarations among 1993 and 2001 in twenty prospect European countries. They institute that UK target mouldd conspicuous income (9%) and UK bidders knowledged inferior lucre losses (0.5%) in comparison to the whole European mean end. They too signed the portion-out compensation reaction of edict stables; on a ill-disposed merger i.e. it propagated a privative irregular redeviate of -0.4%, on the other artisan, a kindly restitution mouldd a decisive irregular redeviate of 0.8%. Therefore, Martynova and Renneboog (2006) entertain concluded that M&A do mould appraise for the edict and the target portion-outholders in which target portion-outholders possess elderity of income as they congregate catholic bribes.

Beitel (2001) face at 98 catholic M&A of European banks among 1985 and 2000 using the episode con-over in which he institute out, the portion-outholders of the target sconsultation possess decisive cumulative irregular income (CAR), inasmuch-as the portion-outholders of the edict sconsultation doesn’t reach any CARs. However, the thoroughly anatomy of edict and target European bank merger do mould the portion-outholders appraise expressively. They too observe a exexchange in the ends succeeding 1998 that European edict banks in catholic traffics knowledged privative CARs and chiefly cantankerous bapaim mergers of European banks appeared to entertain subverted portion-outholders appraise.

Tserviceable 1: Summary of bank mergers using episode studies of prior Irregular Income to portion-outholders

M&A studies

Sample age

Sample bulk

Event Window

Target CARs (%)

Bidder CARs (%)

Antoniou, Arbour & Zhao (2006)



-2 to +2



Cybo-ottone & Murgia (2000)



-10 to 0


Not expressive

DeLong (2001)



-10 to 1



Sudarasanam, Holl & Salami (1996)



-20to+40 days



Becher (2000)



-30 to +5



Siems (1996)



-1 to +1



Houston & Ryngaert (1997)



-2 to +2



Ismail and Davidson (2005) thought-out 102 merger declarations in European banking assiduity among 1987 and 1999. They institute decisive irregular income for targets and the redeviate to bidders differs acantankerous the traffic expression, too the merger traffics reach conspicuous income than restitution traffics. They reputed that the elevated two-of-a-trade in the negotiate and decrease in the useability in the banking assiduity in Europe is extending a wailing draw of act of the forthcoming. They too reputed low decisive irregular income to target portion-outholders compared to other findings in the banking assiduity in Europe. The argue aback is that the bidder not speedy to pay conspicuous bribes in a competitive environment in which smooth of uses are decreasing. Ismail and Davidson (2005) pointed out that if equity is used as a mode of liquidation instead of money, then merger traffics reach inferior income owing of the certainty is that equity conspicuous to the negotiate that the equity is balancevalued which is consonant delay findings of Huang and Walkling (1987).

1.7 Conclusion

A bank acquires another bank owing of enumerate of argues e.g. mutability, negotiate capacity, plainrs advanceence etc. This reading resurvey faces at the argues of M&A disesteemedd on the gone-by academic studies i.e. Berkovitch & Narayanan (1993), Sudarsanam et al (1996), Hannan & Pilloff (2006), Martynova & Renneboog (2006). Having said that, it is calm?} not pure whether synergy income or indivisible quest of plainrs is aback motivating elderity of M&As. Exemplification insinuates that the plainrs may use the playing money career for mergers that may sum privative NPV cannonades, owing plainrs continue their own portion-outs rather than those of portion-outholders, ending in mergers to not mould appraise for portion-outholders.

Whereas hubris, which supports the causative negotiate scheme (EMH) insinuates that any bid for the target at bribe balancepays and it is end of the hubris. Arnold (2005) say it is alike to `winner’s curse` where the elevatedest bidder succeed bid typically conspicuous than the forecasted appraise of the meaning. However, most of the exemplification insinuates that the target portion-outholders profit decisive irregular income conjuncture the cumulative irregular income (CARs) to the bidders are expressively privative and the thoroughly banking stables seems to mend the portion-outholders appraise. Various studies too supports the certainty that target portion-outholders profit at the outlay of bidder portion-outholders and bank mergers do not mould appraise for the thoroughly sconsultation in store negotiate reaction to bank mergers. Also, exemplification appearances that portion-outholders income are not solely unnatural by the M&A declarations but they are too ruled by bid characteristics.

2.0 Methodology

2.1 Introduction

Choosing misapply scrusmall modes are purely indispensable. According to Veal (1997) it is material for the scrutinyer to be conscious of the rank of modes availserviceable and not to mould claims that cannot be soundified on the plea of the modes used. This separate of this yarn gives an delineation how counsel was congregateed, the specimen artifice & statistics and which modeology is used by concentrating on European banking sector mergers among 2003 and 2007. Firstly, we entertain to career the philosophy adownlying this scrutiny, which confounds choosing a paradigm. Collis and Hussey, 2003, p. 352 limit paradi

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Nonetheless, check your college’s/university’s policies, including their definition of plagiarism and paraphrasing before using our services. Make conscious decisions in regards to your education.

How do I order a paper from writemyessay?

We take care not only of your academic success, but also of your experience with us. That’s why we have made the process of placing your order as easy and fast as possible—usually, it takes no more than 2-3 minutes.

Let’s have a closer look at the simple steps you need to go through for submitting your order:

Fill in the order form.

Be sure to include specific instructions regarding your paper and to upload any of the required materials. If you have any questions while specifying your paper’s information, just click on the info sign at the end of every field name and you will see a detailed tip on what exact information is required.

Proceed with the payment.

After you are through with the order form, you will need to make a payment via a preferable system. Right after that, you will be automatically provided with your personal order page where you can track your order’s progress, provide additional requirements, and send messages to your writer or support manager.

A personal writer is assigned to your order.

Our qualified staff will choose the most suitable writer whose skills and experience match your field of study and paper’s details. In case the writer must have any particular software or literature in order to get the assignment done, please do not forget to mention this in your initial instructions.

Your paper is completed and delivered to your personal order page.

When the writer finishes your paper, it is delivered to your personal order page as a PDF document, available for preview only. You will be able to download an editable MS Word version of the order right after you click the “Approve” button in the “Files” tab of your personal order page. If any changes are to be applied to the paper, you are always welcome to request a free revision with a new deadline for the writer (be sure to check more information about this in our revision policy).

You can check how easy the process is by going to the order page and submitting your paper details right now.

Is there a money-back guarantee? If yes, how can I receive a refund?

You can get more details about possible types and terms of refunds on our official money-back guarantee page.

How will I receive a completed paper?

You will get the first version of your paper in a non-editable PDF format within the deadline. You are welcome to check it and inform us if any changes are needed. If everything is okay, and no amendments are necessary, you can approve the order and download the .doc file. If there are any issues you want to change, you can apply for a free revision and the writer will amend the paper according to your instructions.

If there happen to be any problems with downloading your paper, please contact our support team.

What if I’m not satisfied with my order?

If your paper needs some changes, you can apply for a free revision that is available for 7 days after your paper is approved. To use this option, you have a “Revision” button on your personal page.

After the 7-day period, you cannot apply for a free revision, though you still can use a paid revision option. The price of such a revision will differ depending on the number of amendments needed to be done. Please contact our support team to find out how we can help you with the amendments to your paper.

If you think our writer didn’t manage to follow your instructions, and as a result, your paper is of poor quality, please contact us and we will do our best to solve the problem.

If the revisions didn’t give the desired result, you can apply for a refund. Our dispute department will process your inquiry to find out what kind of refund we can give you. To find out more, please visit our money-back guarantee page.

How do I request a refund?

You can’t apply for a refund on certain stages of your order, like when the order is not finished by the writer yet.

When the paper is delivered, the “Refund” button on your personal order page becomes clickable.

On the relevant tab of your personal order page, you will also be able to choose the type of refund you’re demanding and the reason why you applying for it. As soon as you do that, our dispute department will start working on your inquiry. All kinds of refunds concerning the quality or the lateness of your paper should be requested within 14 days from the time the paper was delivered, as in 14 days your paper, will be automatically approved.

Your inquiry should be submitted by clicking the “Refund” button on your personal order page only.