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Private Equity Activism and the Consequences for Targets and Rivals In Germany

Mark Mietzner and Denis Schweizer

in The Oxford Handbook of Private Equity

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780195391589
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195391589.013.0019

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Private Equity Activism and the Consequences for Targets and Rivals In Germany

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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

Article.  10689 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; Financial Markets ; Industry Studies

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