Private Company Finance and Financial Reporting
2016 ICAEW Information for Better Markets Conference
53 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2016 Last revised: 14 Apr 2017
Date Written: February 18, 2017
This article provides a comprehensive assessment of private firms’ financing sources and their relation with financial reporting practices. We consider debt financing (bank financing, leasing, and government guarantees), equity financing (family ownership, government ownership, employee ownership, and private-equity financing,), and trade credit (supplier credit and factoring). Our primary conclusions are that there is significant heterogeneity in the way in which private companies are financed that is influenced by their specific business contexts, and that this heterogeneity in financing is associated with differential demand for and supply of financial reporting.
Keywords: Private firms, financing, financial reporting quality, demand and supply factors
JEL Classification: G30, G32, G34, J54, L33, M40, M41
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