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Leverage and Privatization

Abstract : This paper studies privatization methods when potential buyers can lever up strategically to maximize their probability of winning. We endogenize the optimal fraction of shares to be auctioned off when privatizing a company. There is a close correlation between the optimal fraction of shares to be sold off and the auction winner's debt level and hence the risk of bankruptcy.
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Christian At, Pierre-Henri Morand. Leverage and Privatization. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2012, 28, pp.32-44. ⟨hal-00447996⟩



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