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date: 13 December 2019

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This article studies public equity and public corporations. It analyzes reverse leveraged buyouts, which are the initial public offerings (IPOs) of firms that have been previously bought out by professional later-stage private equity investors. It introduces the concept of reverse leveraged buyouts (RLBOs), or the initial public offerings of firms that have previously been bought out by professional later-stage private equity investors. One section provides a review of related literature, while another studies the IPO characteristics of RLBO companies. This article also discusses the monitoring of private equity in RLBO companies and the financial performance of RLBO companies.

Keywords: public equity, public corporations, reverse leveraged buyouts, initial public offerings, later-stage private equity investors, monitoring private equity, financial performance, RLBO companies

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