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Les rachats d'actions en Suisse. Objectifs, conséquences et pratiques

  • Isakov, Dusan
  • Dumont, Pierre-André

Les rachats d'actions sont autorisés depuis plus de quinze ans en Suisse. Cet article propose une analyse des rachats dans le contexte institutionnel, fiscal et juridique helvétique. Après avoir décrit les principales techniques de rachat à disposition des entreprises et les objectifs visés par une telle opération, ce travail analyse l'effet des rachats sur les ratios financiers et la valeur de l'entreprise dans un cadre théorique classique. Il montre notamment que, contrairement à ce que pensent certains professionnels, un rachat n'augmente pas mécaniquement les ratios financiers mais a plutôt tendance à les faire baisser. Un rachat a généralement aussi un impact négatif sur la valeur de l'entreprise. La dernière partie de cet article se penche sur les pratiques des entreprises suisses en matière de rachats, montrant à cette occasion que le contexte institutionnel et fiscal joue un rôle prépondérant.

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Paper provided by Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Freiburg/Fribourg Switzerland in its series FSES Working Papers with number 408.

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Length: 50 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jul 2009
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