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An examination of the impact of equity carve-outs on stockholder and bondholder wealth

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  • Thompson, Thomas H.
  • Apilado, Vince
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    This study provides a comprehensive initial evaluation of the wealth transfer hypothesis as applied to the carve-out announcement and partial IPO on stockholders and bondholders from 1983 to 2002. Using daily security prices we show that such combinations have multi-faceted wealth transfers and wealth creation. Consistent with existing theory, we observe a wealth increase for stockholders and bondholders in the carve-out announcement period. In the carve-out period, we report a wealth loss for parent stockholders and bondholders, but a gain for subsidiary stockholders.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economics and Business.

    Volume (Year): 61 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 5 (September)
    Pages: 376-391

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jebusi:v:61:y::i:5:p:376-391

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    Keywords: Carve-outs Wealth transfer;

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