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An Empirical Analysis of the Stockholder-Bondholder Conflict in Corporate Spin-Offs

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  • Chris Veld
  • Yulia V. Veld-Merkoulova

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"We analyze the effect of daily stock and bond abnormal returns around spin-off announcements. Over a three-day event window, we find statistically significant abnormal returns of 3.07% for stocks and 0.11% for straight bonds. Both stock and bond abnormal returns are higher for firms with lower interest and dividend payouts. Stock abnormal returns are also higher for firms with higher pre-spin-off leverage. Overall, we find that the firm value increase compensates for the wealth transfer effect and that bondholders' wealth is not reduced as a result of spin-off." Copyright 2008 Financial Management Association International..

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  • Chris Veld & Yulia V. Veld-Merkoulova, 2008. "An Empirical Analysis of the Stockholder-Bondholder Conflict in Corporate Spin-Offs," Financial Management, Financial Management Association International, vol. 37(1), pages 103-124, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:finmgt:v:37:y:2008:i:1:p:103-124
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