Debt Renegotiations outside Distress
60 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2018 Last revised: 19 May 2022
Date Written: March 1, 2022
This paper develops a model to explore the implications of non-distressed debt renegotiation on debt prices and corporate policies. The model incorporates the empirical observation that creditors can influence firms also outside corporate distress through debt covenant renegotiation and not only in distress. We find that considering both distressed and non-distressed creditor interventions is key to investigating how creditor governance affects firms. The model explains cross-sectional patterns of control premiums and credit spreads that traditional debt renegotiation models do not capture. We also derive novel implications for the impact of firm characteristics associated with renegotiation on debt prices and corporate policies.
Keywords: Debt Renegotiation, Creditor Governance, Debt Pricing
JEL Classification: D92, E44, G12, G32, G33
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