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date: 19 February 2020

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This article analyzes a detailed data set of publicly listed companies in Germany. It considers the reactions of the short-term capital market to announcements that private equity funds are targeting publicly listed companies, as well as the related effects for industry rivals. It lists the differences between new institutional investors and traditional shareholders, with regards to their skill sets, their ability to become successful active shareholders, and their perceptions. This article also reviews previous empirical studies.

Keywords: publicly listed companies, Germany, short-term capital market, industry rivals, institutional investors, skill sets, active shareholders

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