The Real Effects of Private Equity Buyouts
IFN Working Paper No 851
26 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2010
Date Written: September 8, 2010
Private equity buyouts have become a common element in the industrial development process. I survey the literature on the real economic effect of buyouts: employment, wages, productivity, and long-run investments. Employment tend to marginally fall after a buyout in most countries studied, with the exception being France. There are clear evidence of productivity gains following a buyout, with part of these being shared with worker through higher wages. The evidence is mixed regarding effects on long-run investments.
Keywords: Employment, Innovation, Leveraged Buyouts, Long-run investments, Private equity buyouts, Productivity, Real effects
JEL Classification: G20, G30, G34, J2, L2
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