Valuation of Menu Items in Debt Restructuring

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Steven Symansky

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Fiscal Affairs Department

Ralph W. Tryon

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Date Written: September 8, 1989

Abstract

This paper outlines a procedure for calculating the cash value of "menu items" in debt restructuring proposals, including par and non-par exchanges, with enhancements consisting of either interest or principal guarantees. It is argued that under certain plausible assumptions interest and principal guarantees are directly equivalent to cash buy-backs. Using these assumptions, formulas to calculate the exchange ratios, resource requirements, interest rates, and net debt reduction for particular menu items are derived. It is shown that there is not a direct relationship between the exchange discount and the market price.

JEL Classification: 433, 440

Suggested Citation

Symansky, Steven and Tryon, Ralph, Valuation of Menu Items in Debt Restructuring (September 8, 1989). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=884936 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.884936

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