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Who Captures Who? Long-Lasting Bank Relationships and Growth of Firms

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  • Alessandro Gambini

    () (Universit… Politecnica delle Marche, Faculty of Economics "Giorgio Fu…")

  • Alberto Zazzaro

    () (Universit… Politecnica delle Marche, MoFiR)

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The theoretical literature had identified potential benefits and costs of close bank-firm relationships for both parties, suggesting possible reasons for firms being vaptured by banks and vice versa. In this paper we empirically explore the effects of long-lasting credit relationships on employment and asset growth of a large sample of Italian manufacturing firms in the period 1998-2003. The main findings are that relationships lending hampers the effort of small firms to increase their size (especially in terms of employees), while it mitigates the negative growth of troubled, medium-large enterprises, thus supporting the hypotesis that small firms are captured by banks which, in turn, are captured by large firms.

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  • Alessandro Gambini & Alberto Zazzaro, 2009. "Who Captures Who? Long-Lasting Bank Relationships and Growth of Firms," Mo.Fi.R. Working Papers 22, Money and Finance Research group (Mo.Fi.R.) - Univ. Politecnica Marche - Dept. Economic and Social Sciences.
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    capture effects; firms' growth; relationship lending;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance

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