Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity
41 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2008 Last revised: 28 Oct 2021
Date Written: July 2008
We describe and present time series evidence on the leveraged buyout / private equity industry, both firms and transactions. We discuss the existing empirical evidence on the economics of the firms and transactions. We consider similarities and differences between the recent private equity wave and the wave of the 1980s. Finally, we speculate on what the evidence implies for the future of private equity.
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