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Bank Debt and Corporate Governance

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  • Victoria Ivashina
  • Vinay B. Nair
  • Anthony Saunders
  • Nadia Massoud
  • Roger Stover

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In this paper, we investigate the disciplining role of banks and bank debt in the market for corporate control. We find that relationship bank lending intensity and bank client network have positive effects on the probability of a borrowing firm becoming a target. This effect is enhanced in cases where the target and acquirer have a relationship with the same bank. Moreover, we utilize an experiment to show that the effects of relationship bank lending intensity on takeover probability are not driven by endogeneity. Finally, we also investigate reasons motivating a bank's informational role in the market for corporate control. The Author 2008. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Society for Financial Studies. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oxfordjournals.org, Oxford University Press.

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  • Victoria Ivashina & Vinay B. Nair & Anthony Saunders & Nadia Massoud & Roger Stover, 2009. "Bank Debt and Corporate Governance," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 22(1), pages 41-77, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:rfinst:v:22:y:2009:i:1:p:41-77
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