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The bright and dark side of staging: Investment performance and the varying motivations of private equity firms

  • Krohmer, Philipp
  • Lauterbach, Rainer
  • Calanog, Victor
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    Previous papers that examined investment decisions by private equity funds are divided on whether staging has a positive or negative effect on returns. We believe these opposing views can be reconciled by studying when staging is used during the life of the investment relationship: We find that staging has a positive effect on investment returns in the beginning of the investment relationship, consistent with the notion that staging helps mitigate information asymmetry. However, staging appears to be negatively associated with returns when used prior to the exit decision. Our unique dataset allows us to measure these intertemporal effects precisely.

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    Volume (Year): 33 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 9 (September)
    Pages: 1597-1609

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