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Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity


Steven N. Kaplan


University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Per Strömberg


Swedish House of Finance

July 2008

NBER Working Paper No. W14207

Abstract:     
We describe and present time series evidence on the leveraged buyout / private equity industry, both firms and transactions. We discuss the existing empirical evidence on the economics of the firms and transactions. We consider similarities and differences between the recent private equity wave and the wave of the 1980s. Finally, we speculate on what the evidence implies for the future of private equity.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 41

JEL Classification: G3, G34

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Date posted: August 4, 2008  

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Kaplan, Steven N. and Strömberg, Per, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity (July 2008). NBER Working Paper No. W14207. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1190356

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Per Stromberg
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