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- The Private Equity Contract
- Direct Investments in Private Firms by Institutional Investors: Issues And Evidence
- The Size and Internal Structure of Private Equity Firms
- Leveraged Buyouts and Public-to-Private Transactions
- Private Equity and Public Corporations
- Private Equity Governance and Financing Decisions
- Syndicate Partner Selection: who Syndicates with Whom?
- Industry Concentration, Syndication Networks, and Competition in the U.K. Private Equity Market for Management Buyouts
- A Competition Law Analysis of Private Equity “Club Deals”
- The Real Effects of Private Equity Buyouts
- Buyouts in Western European Countries: The Impact on Company Growth and Innovation
- The Limits of Private Equity: Evidence from Denmark
- Private Equity: Value Creation and Performance
- Do Private Equity Fund-of-Funds Managers Provide Value?
- Fund Size, Limited Attention, and Private Equity Valuation
- Private Equity Investors, Corporate Governance, and Performance of Ipo Firms
- The Role of Private Equity in Private Acquisitions
- Private Equity Activism and the Consequences for Targets and Rivals In Germany
- The Costs of Issuing Private Versus Public Equity for Entrepreneurial Ventures
- Risk and Return Characteristics of Listed Private Equity
- Listed Private Equity: A Genuine Alternative for an Alternative Asset Class
- Listed Private Equity and the Case of Exits
- Buyouts Around the World
- Leveraged Buyouts and Control-Oriented Investments in Asia
- Private Equity in China
Abstract and Keywords
This article studies a sample of 265 buyouts that were conducted from 1997 until 2004. These buyouts involved companies in the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands. It explores the extent to which buyouts affect the performance of target companies for a three-year period around the deal date. It then assesses whether such operations encourage or limit the innovation activity of acquired firms. Finally, this article discusses the effects of private equity investments on firm growth. An assessment of the total innovative effort of the sample firms is also included.
Elisa Ughetto is research associate at Politecnico di Torino, where she teaches financial accounting and corporate finance. She received her PhD in economics and management of technology from Università di Bergamo. She is also a research fellow at Fondazione Rosselli in LEI (Laboratory for the Economics of Innovation “Franco Momigliano”) and at the IP Finance Institute (Politecnico di Torino). She has been a visiting scholar at Washington University in St. Louis and at the European Investment Fund. She has contributed articles to international refereed journals, such as R&D Management, Research Policy, Cambridge Journal of Economics, International Small Business Journal, and International Review of Applied Economics. Her main research interests are in the area of economics of innovation, with a particular focus on financial issues.
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