Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity
Steven N. Kaplan
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Swedish House of Finance
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: 40
Keywords: Private Equity
JEL Classification: G30
Date posted: August 3, 2008 ; Last revised: January 14, 2009
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