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L'incidence des LBO sur la politique d'investissement et la gestion opérationnelle des firmes acquises:le cas français

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  • Philippe Desbrières

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    (Université de Bourgogne)

  • Alain Schatt

    (Université de Franche-Comté)

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In this paper, we study to what extent French LBOs investment policy and operations can explain their overperformance discrepancy. Our empirical study has been carried out on 132 French LBOs between 1989 and 1994. The results show that the abnormal falling of their economic return cannot be explained neither by overinvestment nor by a lack of efficiency in their working capital management. Nevertheless, abnormal in-creases in wages, in supplies and/or sales price reductions appear to be preeminent.

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Article provided by revues.org in its journal Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie.

Volume (Year): 5 (2002)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 79-106

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Handle: RePEc:dij:revfcs:v:5:y:2002:i:q4:p:79-106

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Keywords: Leveraged management buy-out; performance; investment policy; operation.;

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Cited by:
  1. Anne-Laure Le Nadant & Frédéric Perdreau, 2006. "Financial Profile of Leveraged Buyout Targets: Some French Evidence," Post-Print halshs-00522624, HAL.
  2. Anne Stévenot-Guéry & Loris Guéry, 2006. "L’influence des Capital Investisseurs sur la gestion des ressources humaines des entreprises financées:dimensions, enjeux et limites," Working Papers CREGO 1060502, Université de Bourgogne - CREGO EA7317 Centre de recherches en gestion des organisations.
  3. Bénédicte Daudé, 2008. "Une approche éthique des fonds de LBO : un financement à effet de levier patrimonial ?," Revue d'Économie Financière, Programme National Persée, vol. 93(3), pages 167-178.

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