Deciphering the Motives for Equity Carve-Outs
AbstractI analyze 181 equity carve-outs to determine whether the transactions are motivated by potential efficiency improvements or by an opportunity to sell overvalued equity. Carve-out operating performance peaks at issue, declining significantly thereafter. Parents sell a greater percentage of shares when subsequent performance is poor. A negative relation also exists between long-term excess returns and the percentage of shares sold. If subsequent performance is correlated with the degree to which parent managers believe carve-out subsidiaries are over- or undervalued, results imply that many carve-outs are conducted, not to improve efficiency, but to sell potentially overvalued equity. 2003 The Southern Finance Association and the Southwestern Finance Association.
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