Leveraged Public to Private Transactions in the UK

L.D.R. Renneboog, T. Simons, M. Wright

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This paper examines the magnitude and the sources of the expected shareholder gains in UK public to private transactions (PTPs) in the second wave from 1997-2003.Pre-transaction shareholders on average receive a premium of 40% and the share price reaction to the PTP announcement is about 30%.The main sources of the shareholder wealth gains are undervaluation of the pre-transaction target firm, increased interest tax shields and incentive realignment.An expected reduction of free cash flows does not determine the premiums nor are PTPs a defensive reaction against a takeover.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
Number of pages45
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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NameCentER Discussion Paper


  • Public to private
  • going-private
  • LBO
  • MBO
  • IBO
  • Management buyins
  • Management buyouts
  • Leveraged buyouts


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