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Why it pays to sell corporate assets to private equity buyers with Professor Stefano Lovo - ©Fotolia-Gary Saxe

Private equity firms have a reputation for hard-nosed business tactics, buying and reselling companies for profit. A new empirical study shows that such firms tend not only to increase the value of divested assets much more than industrial buyers would, but also that they create additional wealth gains for the sellers.

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In a new study, Adrien Matray and Oliver Dessaint reveal that in the aftermath of hurricanes (...)

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As big corporations aim to reap the benefits of nimble, innovative startups, corporate venture (...)

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Corporate Finance15 December 2013

Financial analysts: Are they useful after all?

François Derrien and his co-author study the extent to which financial analysis impacts a firm’s (...)

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One way for established firms to explore new ideas is by making corporate venture capital (...)

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Corporate Strategy15 May 2011

LBOs: Job Creators and Growth Stimulants?

David Thesmar, Quentin Boucly, and David Sraer show that,  contrary to popular belief, LBOs in (...)

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Corporate Finance15 October 2009

Cash Reserves: Both Safety and Strategy!

Key Ideas •There is a positive correlation between a company’s cash reserves and its future market (...)

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Corporate Finance15 February 2008

Capital Investment: Myth and Reality

Contrary to popular belief, capital investment funds perform, on average, less impressively than (...)

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