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Private Equity Bids in Australia: An Exploratory Study

Chapple, Ellie (Larelle); Clarkson, Peter M; King, Jesse J


In this study, we provide an insight into how private equity players choose their targets and the bid arrangements they prefer. We test our expectations of the unique features of private equity targets using a sample of 23 listed private equity target firms during 2001-2007. We find, relative to a benchmark sample of 81 corporate targets matched by year and industry, the private equity target firms to be larger, more profitable, use their assets more efficiently, more highly levered and have...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Accounting and Finance
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-629X.2009.00323.x


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