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Did Securitization Affect the Cost of Corporate Debt?


  • Nadauld, Taylor D.

    (Brigham Young University)

  • Weisbach, Michael S.

    (Ohio State University)


This paper investigates whether the securitization of corporate bank loans had an impact on the price of corporate debt. Our results suggest that loans that are subsequently securitized are associated with a lower spread of 10-17 basis points relative to loans that are not subsequently securitized. To identify the particular role of securitization, we employ a difference in differences approach and consider loan characteristics that are associated with securitization such as the payoff structure and the identity of the originating bank. Spreads on "securitization-friendly" Term Loan B facilities relative to either Term Loan A facilities or revolvers decline with the 2004-2007 Securitization Boom. This decline is driven almost completely by loans originated by banks active in CLO origination. The results are consistent with the view that securitization caused a reduction in the cost of capital.

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  • Nadauld, Taylor D. & Weisbach, Michael S., 2010. "Did Securitization Affect the Cost of Corporate Debt?," Working Paper Series 2010-16, Ohio State University, Charles A. Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecl:ohidic:2010-16

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    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill


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