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Leveraged Public to Private Transactions in the UK

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  • Renneboog, L.D.R.

    (Tilburg University, Center For Economic Research)

  • Simons, T.
  • Wright, M.

This paper examines the magnitude and the sources of the expected shareholder gains in UK public to private transactions (PTPs) in the second wave from 1997-2003.Pre-transaction shareholders on average receive a premium of 40% and the share price reaction to the PTP announcement is about 30%.The main sources of the shareholder wealth gains are undervaluation of the pre-transaction target firm, increased interest tax shields and incentive realignment.An expected reduction of free cash flows does not determine the premiums nor are PTPs a defensive reaction against a takeover.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2005-60.

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Date of creation: 2005
Handle: RePEc:tiu:tiucen:6a789f4d-6a20-4bb5-bdd9-b9b2e1439e17
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