Julian R. Franks

London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting

Professor of Finance

Institute of Finance and Accounting

Sussex Place - Regent's Park

London NW1 4SA

United Kingdom

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Fellow

London

United Kingdom

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Fellow

c/o the Royal Academies of Belgium

Rue Ducale 1 Hertogsstraat

1000 Brussels

Belgium

https://ecgi.global/

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Citation 52

Ownership: Evolution and Regulation

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 09/2003, EFA 2004 Maastricht Meetings Paper No. 3205, AFA 2003 Washington, DC Meetings, Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 26 Jan 2004 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2008
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Stefano Rossi
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Bocconi University
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Evolution, ownership, investor protection, equity issues, trust

Ownership: Evolution and Regulation

The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, No. 10, pp. 4009-4056, 2009
Posted: 28 Sep 2009
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Stefano Rossi
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Stockholm School of Economics

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G32, G34

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Returns to Shareholder Activism: Evidence from a Clinical Study of the Hermes U.K. Focus Fund

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 138/2006, London Business School Finance Working Paper No. FIN462
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 04 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2008
Marco Becht, Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Stefano Rossi
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Bocconi University
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Citation 22

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Shareholder activism, institutional investors, real authority

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Citation 56

Returns to Hedge Fund Activism: An International Study

Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 402/2014
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 11 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 22 May 2017
Marco Becht, Julian R. Franks, Jeremy Grant and Hannes F. Wagner
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, London School of Economics and Bocconi University - Department of Finance
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Shareholder activism, hedge funds, active ownership, institutional investors

The Returns to Hedge Fund Activism: An International Study

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10507
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 24 Mar 2015
Marco Becht, Julian R. Franks, Jeremy Grant and Hannes F. Wagner
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, London School of Economics and Bocconi University - Department of Finance
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active ownership, hedge funds, institutional investors, shareholder activism

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Do Bankruptcy Codes Matter? A Study of Defaults in France, Germany and the UK

EFA 2005 Moscow Meetings Paper, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 89/2005, WFA 2005 Portland Meetings Paper, AFA 2005 Philadelphia Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 05 Jan 2005
Sergei Davydenko and Julian R. Franks
University of Toronto - Finance Area and London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting
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Recovery rate, Default, Reorganization, Bankruptcy code

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Hedge Fund Activism in Europe

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 283/2010
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Jun 2010
Marco Becht, Julian R. Franks and Jeremy Grant
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and University of Cambridge
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Citation 34

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Shareholder Activism, Hedge Funds, Active Ownership, Institutional Investors

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Citation 167

Ownership and Control of German Corporations

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 29 Dec 2000
Julian R. Franks and Colin Mayer
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Citation 28

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Ownership, control, board turnover, pyramiding, bank control, takeovers

Ownership and Control of German Corporations

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 09 Aug 2001
Julian R. Franks and Colin Mayer
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Ownership, control, board turnover, pyramiding, bank control, takeovers

Ownership and Control of German Corporations

Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 943-977, 2001
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Julian R. Franks and Colin Mayer
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and University of Oxford - Said Business School

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Ownership and Control of German Corporations

Posted: 15 Aug 2001
Julian R. Franks and Colin Mayer
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and University of Oxford - Said Business School

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Citation 9

Private Equity: Boom and Bust?

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2007
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2008
ProfessorNew York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and London Business School
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leveraged buyouts, hedge funds, securitization, credit risk transfer, financial crisis, bankruptcy

Private Equity: Boom and Bust?

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 44-53, Fall 2007
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Dec 2007
ProfessorNew York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and London Business School
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The Life Cycle of Family Ownership: International Evidence

EFA 2009 Bergen Meetings Paper, AFA 2009 San Francisco Meetings Paper, Paris December 2011 Finance Meeting EUROFIDAI - AFFI
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 06 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2011
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, University of Oxford - Said Business School, City University London - Faculty of Finance and Bocconi University - Department of Finance
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ownership, family firms, life cycle, corporate performance

Spending Less Time with the Family: The Decline of Family Ownership in the UK

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 26 Jan 2004
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Stefano Rossi
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Bocconi University
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Family ownership, control, takeovers

Spending Less Time with the Family: The Decline of Family Ownership in the UK

NBER Working Paper No. w10628
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 04 Aug 2004 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2021
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Stefano Rossi
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Bocconi University
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The Origins of the German Corporation - Finance, Ownership and Control

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 110/2005, AFA 2006 Boston Meetings Paper, EFA 2005 Moscow Meetings Paper, Review of Finance, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 537-585, 2006
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 23 Mar 2005 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2008
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Hannes F. Wagner
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Bocconi University - Department of Finance
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Evolution of ownership, German stock markets, financial regulation

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Resolving Financial Distress by Way of a Contract: An Empirical Study of Small UK Companies

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 22 Jul 2000
Julian R. Franks, Oren Sussman and Oren Sussman
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and University of Oxford - Said Business SchoolEuropean Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
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Bankruptcy

Evolution of Ownership and Control Around the World: The Changing Face of Capitalism

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 503/2017
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 02 May 2017 Last Revised: 03 May 2017
Julian R. Franks and Colin Mayer
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Ownership, control, trust, stock markets

Evolution of Ownership and Control Around the World: The Changing Face of Capitalism

Saïd Business School WP 2017-08
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 Jun 2017
Julian R. Franks and Colin Mayer
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Ownership, Control, Trust, Stock Markets

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Corporate Governance Through Voice and Exit

European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 633/2019
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 09 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2019
Marco Becht, Julian R. Franks and Hannes F. Wagner
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and Bocconi University - Department of Finance
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asset management, active ownership, corporate stewardship, shareholder monitoring, shareholder engagement, analyst research, institutional investors, corporate governance, voice and exit

The Benefits of Access: Evidence from Private Meetings with Portfolio Firms

European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper 751/2021
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 21 Apr 2021
Marco Becht, Julian R. Franks and Hannes F. Wagner
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and Bocconi University - Department of Finance
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active investors, trading, institutional investors, corporate governance, stewardship, active ownership, shareholder voting, analysts, fund managers

The Benefits of Access: Evidence from Private Meetings with Portfolio Firms

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP16337
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 14 Jul 2021
Marco Becht, Julian R. Franks and Hannes F. Wagner
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and Bocconi University - Department of Finance
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Evidence on Debt Overhang from Distressed Equity Issues

EFA 2005 Moscow Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 14 Aug 2006
Julian R. Franks and Sergey V. Sanzhar
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Debt overhang, distress, wealth transfers

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Marketplace Lending, Information Aggregation, and Liquidity

European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 678/2020, Review of Financial Studies (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 16 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 11 May 2020
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, Bocconi University and University of Oxford - Said Business SchoolEuropean Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
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Auctions, Liquidity, Fintech, Market Design, Information Aggregation

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The Ownership of Japanese Corporations in the 20th Century

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 410/2014
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 22 Feb 2014
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Hideaki Miyajima
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Waseda University - Graduate School of Commerce
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Japan, corporate ownership, insider system, trust, investor protection

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Do Market Prices Improve the Accuracy of Court Valuations in Chapter 11?

Finance Down Under 2017 Building on the Best from the Cellars of Finance, European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 655/2020
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 24 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2020
Cem Demiroglu, Julian R. Franks and Ryan Lewis
Koc University, College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and University of Colorado, Boulder
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Bankruptcy, Chapter 11, TRACE, Transparency, Bond, Dissemination

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Citation 6

A Study of Inefficient Going Concerns in Bankruptcy

AFA 2006 Boston Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Mar 2005
Julian R. Franks and Gyongyi Loranth
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
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G21, G30, G33

A Study of Inefficient Going Concerns in Bankruptcy

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5035
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 13 Sep 2005
Julian R. Franks and Gyongyi Loranth
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
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Allocation of control rights, bankruptcy code, compensation, recovery rates

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Equity Markets and Institutions: The Case of Japan

AFA 2010 Atlanta Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 23 Mar 2009
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Hideaki Miyajima
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Waseda University - Graduate School of Commerce
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Japan, corporate ownership, equity, investor protection, institutions

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The Privatization of Bankruptcy: Evidence from Financial Distress in the Shipping Industry

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 505/2017
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 07 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2020
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business SchoolEuropean Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and London Business School
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Bankruptcy, Shipping, Freedom of Contracting, Fire Sales

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Institutional Ownership and Governance

European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 656/2020
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2020
Julian R. Franks
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting
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shareholder activism, institutional ownership, governance, institutional activism

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Comment on 'The Political Economy of Finance' (by Enrico Perotti)

Capitalism and Society, Vol. 9, No. 1, Article 3, 2014
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 22 Apr 2014
Julian R. Franks
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting
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Governance as a Source of Managerial Discipline

National Bank of Belgium Working Paper No. 31
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Oct 2010
Julian R. Franks and Colin Mayer
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Outsourcing Active Ownership in Japan

European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 766/2021
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 11 Jun 2021
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, Waseda University - Graduate School of Commerce and Waseda University, Graduate School of Business and Finance
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Corporate Governance, Active Ownership, Investor Stewardship, Private Engagement, Hedge Fund Activism, Corporate Governance Code

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A Study of Inefficient Going Concerns in Bankrupty

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 04 Mar 2005
Julian R. Franks and Gyongyi Loranth
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
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Bankruptcy code, control rights, recovery rates

Who Disciplines Management in Poorly Performing Companies?

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Sep 2001
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Luc Renneboog
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Tilburg University - Department of Finance
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Board turnover, control, corporate governance, regulation, restructuring

Who Disciplines Management in Poorly Performing Companies?

Posted: 27 Apr 2000
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Luc Renneboog
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Tilburg University - Department of Finance

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Who Disciplines Management in Poorly Performing Companies?

Posted: 14 Jul 2003
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Luc Renneboog
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Tilburg University - Department of Finance

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Means of Payment in Takeovers: Results for the U.K. And U.S

NBER Working Paper No. w2456
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 06 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2021
Robert S. Harris, Julian R. Franks and Colin Mayer
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Financial Distress and Bank Restructuring of Small to Medium Size UK Companies

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Jul 2003
Julian R. Franks, Oren Sussman and Oren Sussman
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and University of Oxford - Said Business SchoolEuropean Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
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Bankruptcy, bank lending, collateral, liquidation rights

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Revisiting the Asset Fire Sale Discount: Evidence from Commercial Aircraft Sales

European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 722/2021
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 12 Jan 2021
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business SchoolEuropean Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and London Business School
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fire sale, bankruptcy, under maintenance

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The Origination and Evolution of Ownership and Control

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 06 May 2003
Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Stefano Rossi
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Bocconi University
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Ownership, control, stock markets, investor protection

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The Early Returns to International Hedge Fund Activism: 2000–2010

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 62-80, 2019
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 May 2019
Marco Becht, Julian R. Franks, Jeremy Grant and Hannes F. Wagner
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Bocconi University - Department of Finance
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Indexation, Investment, and Utility Prices

Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 435-450, 2009
Posted: 08 Dec 2009
Richard A. Brealey and Julian R. Franks
London Business School and London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting

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cost of capital, regulation, indexation, G31, G38, L51

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Returns to Shareholder Activism: Evidence from a Clinical Study of the Hermes UK Focus Fund

The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 3093-3129, 2009
Posted: 05 Aug 2009
Marco Becht, Julian R. Franks, Colin Mayer and Stefano Rossi
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Bocconi University

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London Business School Roundtable on Shareholder Activism in the U.K.

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 8-27, Spring 2006
Posted: 23 Jan 2007
London Business School Roundtable, Morgan Stanley & Co. International, Ltd., London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), Hermes Pensions Management Ltd. and Morley Fund Management, Ltd. (UK)

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Hostile Takeovers in the UK and the Correction of Managerial Failure

London Business School Institute of Finance and Accounting Working Paper 156-1995
Posted: 26 Aug 1998
Julian R. Franks and Colin Mayer
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and University of Oxford - Said Business School

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Underpricing, Ownership and Control in Initial Public Offerings of Equity Securities in the UK

London Business School Institute of Finance and Accounting Working Paper 209-1995
Posted: 25 Aug 1998
Michael J. Brennan and Julian R. Franks
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Finance Area and London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting

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A Comparison of Us, UK and German Insolvency Codes

London Business School Institute of Finance and Accounting Working Paper 206
Posted: 09 Jul 1998
Kjell G. Nyborg, Julian R. Franks and Walter N. Torous
University of Zurich - Department of Banking and Finance, London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Control Rights, Debt Structure, and the Loss of Private Benefits: The Case of the UK Insolvency Code

REVIEW OF FINANCIAL STUDIES, Vol. 9 No. 4
Posted: 27 Apr 1998
Julian R. Franks and Kjell G. Nyborg
London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and University of Zurich - Department of Banking and Finance

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