What Drives the Arrangement Timetable of Bank Loan Syndication?

Handbook of Credit Asset Management, G.N. Gregoriou, C. Hoppe, eds., McGraw-Hill, 2008

Posted: 13 Sep 2007

See all articles by Christophe J. Godlewski

Christophe J. Godlewski

University of Strasbourg - Faculty of Law and Business; EM Strasbourg Business School; LaRGE Research Center

Abstract

We investigate the influence of loan and syndicate characteristics and information disclosure and legal environment factors on the arrangement timetable of bank loan syndications (measured as the time elapsed from the launching until the completion of the deal) from 68 countries over the 1992-2006 period. Employing accelerated failure time models from survival analysis methodology, we find that loan, syndicate, legal environment and information disclosure characteristics which reduce agency problems related to syndication reduce the arrangement timetable. Among the country level characteristics, information disclosure which reduces moral hazard due to informational frictions between syndicate members appears to be the most important driver of a faster deal arrangement timetable, while better creditor rights protection increase the arrangement timetable, consistently with recontracting risk issues.

Keywords: Syndicated loans arrangement timetable, Agency problems, Information disclosure, Legal risk, Survival analysis, Accelerated failure time models

JEL Classification: G21, C41

Suggested Citation

Godlewski, Christophe J., What Drives the Arrangement Timetable of Bank Loan Syndication?. Handbook of Credit Asset Management, G.N. Gregoriou, C. Hoppe, eds., McGraw-Hill, 2008 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1014301

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