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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

June 2008

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

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Date posted: August 3, 2008 ; Last revised: January 14, 2009

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Kaplan, Steven N. and Strömberg, Per, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity (June 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1194962 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1194962

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Per Stromberg
Swedish House of Finance ( email )
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