Bernhard Schwetzler

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance

professor

Jahnallee 59

D-04109 Leipzig

Germany

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Scholarly Papers (45)

1.

Valuation Effects of Corporate Cash Holdings: Evidence from Germany

HHL Working Paper
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 29 Jan 2004
Bernhard Schwetzler and Carsten Reimund
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance and Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) - Leipzig Graduate School of Management
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Corporate cash holdings, valuation, Germany

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An Anatomy of Serial Acquirers, M&A Learning, and the Role of Post-Merger Integration

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 19 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2012
The Boston Consulting Group, Boston Consulting Group, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance and University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics
Downloads 1,231 (21,320)
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Mergers & Acquisitions, Serial Acquisitions, Indigestion Hypothesis, Organizational Learning

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Inorganic Growth Strategies and the Evolution of the Private Equity Business Model

Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 45, August 2017, Pages 31-63
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 10 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2017
Lancaster University - Department of Accounting and Finance, Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL), HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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Leveraged buyout, mergers and acquisitions, buy and build, add-on, bolt-on

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Terminal Value, Accounting Numbers, and Inflation

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 18 Sep 2008
Gunther Friedl and Bernhard Schwetzler
Technische Universität München (TUM) - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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Valuation, Terminal Value, Inflation, Growth Model

Terminal Value, Accounting Numbers, and Inflation

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 104-112, 2011
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 Jul 2011
Gunther Friedl and Bernhard Schwetzler
Technische Universität München (TUM) - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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Costs of Financial Distress: The German Evidence

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 25 May 2008
Bernhard Schwetzler, Carsten Reimund and Florian Zainhofer
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance, Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) - Leipzig Graduate School of Management and University of Fribourg (Switzerland) - Chair for Financial Management
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Capital Structure, Costs of Financial Distress

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The Development of Earnings Quality in Germany and its Implication for Further Research: A Quantitative Empirical Analysis of German Listed Companies Between 1997 and 2006

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 11 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2010
Paul Pronobis, Bernhard Schwetzler, Marco O. Sperling and Henning Zülch
ESCP Europe - Department Financial Reporting and Audit (FRA), HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance, University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
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earnings quality, persistence, predictability, volatility, accruals quality, earnings management, timeliness, prudence, value relevance

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Conglomerate Discount and Cash Distortion: New Evidence from Germany

HHL Working Paper
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 15 Apr 2003
Bernhard Schwetzler and Carsten Reimund
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance and Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) - Leipzig Graduate School of Management
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Conglomerates on the Rise Again? A Cross-Regional Study on the Impact of the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis on the Diversi fication Discount

Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2013
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2014
Bernhard Schwetzler and Christin Rudolph
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance and Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL)
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conglomerate discount, capital market development, legal investor protection, financial crisis

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The Certification Hypothesis of Fairness Opinions for Acquiring Firms

International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 240-248, HHL Research Paper Series in Corporate Governance No. 4
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 24 May 2012
Handelshochschule Leipzig, University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance and Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL)
Downloads 364 (105,228)
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Fairness opinion, acquisition, management incentives

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Does Consistency Improve Multiple Quality?

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 10 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2013
Alberto Chullen, Hannes Kaltenbrunner and Bernhard Schwetzler
Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL), Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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valuation, multiples

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capital structure, WACC, beta

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Do Private Equity Firms Pay for Synergies?

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 23 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2021
Benjamin Hammer, Nils Janssen, Denis Schweizer and Bernhard Schwetzler
Lancaster University - Department of Accounting and Finance, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Concordia University and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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private equity, leveraged buyouts, M&A, buy-and-build, synergies

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Exit Through Exitus in Private Equity Buyouts

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 21 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2015
Benjamin Hammer, Robert Loos and Bernhard Schwetzler
Lancaster University - Department of Accounting and Finance, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
Downloads 308 (126,345)

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Leveraged Buyout, Bankruptcy, Default, Receivership, Hazards Model

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Personal Taxes and Circularity Problems in Corporate Valuation - a Note (Not Only) on 'Valuation with or Without Personal Income Taxes?' by Frank Richter, Sbr 2004

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Aug 2004
Bernhard Schwetzler and Marc Steffen Rapp
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance and University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics
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valuation, personal taxes

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The Disappearing ‘Deutschland AG’ – An Analysis of Blockholdings in German Large Caps

Problems and Perspectives in Management, Vol.9, Issue 4, pp.46 - 58
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 24 May 2012
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance and University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics
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block trades, ownership structure, ultimate ownership, Germany

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Personal Taxes in Multiperiod Valuation Models (Persönliche Steuern Im Mehrperiodenkontext)

FinanzBetrieb, Vol. 2, pp. 108-116, 2007
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2009
Marc Steffen Rapp and Bernhard Schwetzler
University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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CAPM, personal taxes

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Exit Control, Capital Structure and Financial Contracts in Venture Capital - a Comment on BerglöF 1994

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Apr 2006
Maik Piehler and Bernhard Schwetzler
Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
Downloads 222 (175,649)
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venture capital, financial contracting, capital structure, convertible debt

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Asset Prices in the Presence of a Tax Authority

Public Finance Analysis (FinanzArchiv), Vol. 64, No. 3, pp. 334-351, September 2008
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 May 2004 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2009
Marc Steffen Rapp and Bernhard Schwetzler
University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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Taxation, valuation, risk neutral probability measure

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Does Culture Affect the Performance of Private Equity Buyouts?

Journal of Business Economics, Vol. 88, May 2018, Pages 393-469
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 18 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2018
Benjamin Hammer, Heiko Hinrichs and Bernhard Schwetzler
Lancaster University - Department of Accounting and Finance, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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Private equity; leveraged buyouts; exit channel; operating performance; culture

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Comments on Loffler's Miles - Ezzell's Wacc Yields Arbitrage

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 19 May 2004
Bernhard Schwetzler and Marc Steffen Rapp
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance and University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics
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WACC, risk neutral valuation

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Mountain or Molehill? Downward Biases in the Conglomerate Discount Measure

Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 40, No. 3, 2014
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2014
Christin Rudolph and Bernhard Schwetzler
Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
Downloads 201 (192,703)
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conglomerate discount, cash bias, multiplier aggregation bias

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Same, Same but Different: How Preferential Claims Skew Returns of Venture Capital Investments

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 24 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2020
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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venture capital finance, liquidation preferences, preferential claims, option-pricing

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Default Risk and Cost of Capital in Corporate Valuation: A Clarification

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 26 Dec 2015
Alexander D.F. Lahmann and Bernhard Schwetzler
Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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Firm valuation, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Default risk, WACC approach

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Modeling Dynamic Redemption and Default Risk for LBO Evaluation: A Boundary Crossing Approach

Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) 2015 Conference Paper
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 15 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2016
Alexander D.F. Lahmann, Maximilian Schreiter and Bernhard Schwetzler
Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL), Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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Default at first passage, Dynamic redemption, Barrier options, Brownian motion, Numerical integration, Leveraged buyouts

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corporate valuation, bank valuation, term structure, term transformation

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Arbitrage, Cost of Capital and the Miles/Ezzell-Wacc in a Three-Date Model

Finanz Betrieb, pp. 502-505, September 2002
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 May 2004 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2011
Bernhard Schwetzler and Marc Steffen Rapp
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance and University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics
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WACC, risk neutral valuation

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Tax Shield, Bankruptcy and Interest Ceiling

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Jan 2011
Sven Arnold, Alexander D.F. Lahmann and Bernhard Schwetzler
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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tax shield, bankruptcy and corporate value

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Fueling the Buyout Machine: Fundraising in Private Equity

Financial Markets and Portfolio Management. DOI:10.1007/s11408-017-0298-8
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 06 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2017
Robert Loos and Bernhard Schwetzler
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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Fundraising, Follow-On Fund, Private Equity, Leveraged Buyout

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Cross-Border Buyout Pricing

Journal of Business Economics, forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2020
Benjamin Hammer, Nils Janssen and Bernhard Schwetzler
Lancaster University - Department of Accounting and Finance, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
Downloads 150 (247,946)
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Private equity, leveraged buyout, cross-border, liability of foreignness, valuation

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Index Fund and ETF Ownership and the German Market for Corporate Control

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 03 Sep 2019
Ludwig Dobmeier, Renata Lavrova and Bernhard Schwetzler
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
Downloads 147 (251,956)
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M&A, success determinants, takeover offer, ownership structure, index fund, ETF

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(Re-)Financing Policies and the Value of Debt-Related Tax Shields

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 May 2015
Sven Arnold, Alexander D.F. Lahmann and Bernhard Schwetzler
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
Downloads 112 (308,965)
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tax-adjusted discount rates, tax shield, APV, WACC

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Once Bitten, Twice Shy: How Unconsummated Deals Affect Subsequent M&As

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 26 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2014
Peter Limbach, Bernhard Schwetzler and Johannes Reusche
University of Bielefeld, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance and Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL)
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bidder returns, deal structuring, M&A learning, repeat acquirers, unconsummated M&As

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Government Intervention, Ownership Structure and Firm Value: The Case of the German Tax Reduction Act

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 May 2014 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2017
Markus Brendel, Bernhard Schwetzler and Christian Strenger
Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL), HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance and DWS Investments
Downloads 105 (323,003)
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policy evaluation, ownership concentration, agency conflicts, difference-in-differences estimator, IV estimator

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Another Dark Side of IRR - Excessive Leverage, Increased Default Risk and Wealth Destruction

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 16 Jun 2016
Alexander D.F. Lahmann, Maximilian Schreiter and Bernhard Schwetzler
Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL), Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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NPV, IRR, Default Risk, Optimal Capital Structure

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Determinants of Hedge Fund Investment in Corporate Endgames

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 18 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2020
Ludwig Dobmeier, Renata Lavrova and Bernhard Schwetzler
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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Hedge Fund, Corporate Governance, Corporate Control, Investment Determinants, ETF

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About Estimating Gains from Diversification and Why Firms Self-Select

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
Markus Brendel, Alexander D.F. Lahmann and Bernhard Schwetzler
Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL), Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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Diversification discount, Self-selection, Selection mechanism, Counterfactual analysis

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Does it Pay to Acquire (Discounted) Conglomerates?

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Dec 2013
Bruno Nöllgen and Bernhard Schwetzler
Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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Mergers & Acquisitions, Diversification

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Value Destruction Inside or Outside the Firm -- Are Conglomerates Better Acquirers?

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 16 Oct 2013
Bruno Nöllgen and Bernhard Schwetzler
Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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Conglomerates, Acquisitions

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Tailwind and Headwind Bidding in German Takeover Offers – The Impact of Price Runups on Takeover Success

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 18 Nov 2020
Bernhard Schwetzler and Lisa M. Uhlenkamp
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
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M&A, success determinants, takeover offer, price runups, offer premium

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Inflation, Taxes and Corporate Value – The Dark Side of Real Growth

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 08 Jan 2019
Gunther Friedl and Bernhard Schwetzler
Technische Universität München (TUM) - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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Inflation, Growth, Taxes, Valuation

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How Much Do Private Equity Funds Benefit from Debt‐Related Tax Shields?

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 85-93, 2014
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 08 Apr 2014
Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL), Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL), HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance
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Discontinuous Financing Based on Market Values and the Value of Tax Shields

Business Research, DOI 10.1007/s40685-017-0053-z
Posted: 25 Oct 2017
Alexander D.F. Lahmann, Bernhard Schwetzler and Sven Arnold
Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL), HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

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Financing Policies, Tax Shield, APV

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Debt-Related Tax Shields and Private Equity: Myth or Reality?

Posted: 22 Jan 2013
Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL), Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL), HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance

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Leverage, buyouts, tax-deductible interest, interest barrier, tax reform

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The Impact of Credit Rating and Frequent Refinancing on Firm Value

Midwest Finance Association 2013 Annual Meeting Paper
Posted: 27 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 05 May 2015
Sven Arnold, Alexander D.F. Lahmann and Bernhard Schwetzler
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL) and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance

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Capital Structure, Financing Policy, Credit Rating, Bankruptcy, Tax Shield, Corporate Valuation, APV, WACC

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The Development of Earnings Quality in Germany and its Implication for Further Research

Corporate Ownership & Control, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 434-455, Fall 2009
Posted: 30 Mar 2010
Paul Pronobis, Bernhard Schwetzler, Marco O. Sperling and Henning Zülch
ESCP Europe - Department Financial Reporting and Audit (FRA), HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Department of Finance, University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

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earnings quality, persistence, predictability, volatility, accruals quality, earnings management, timeliness, prudence, value relevance