Found 2 article(s) for author 'Mergers and Acquisitions'

Corporate Financial Policies in Overvalued Credit Markets

Corporate Financial Policies in Overvalued Credit Markets, Matthew Rhodes-Kropf, March 16, 2015, Paper, We investigate the repercussions of credit market mistakes for a firm’s borrowing and investment decisions. When credit ratings are relatively optimistic, we find evidence that firms take advantage of inaccuracies by issuing more debt, increasing leverage, rolling over more debt and lengthening maturities. The result goes beyond a wealth transfer and has real investment implications: approximately 75% of the funds raised from debt issuance related to credit rating mistakes was used for capital expenditures and cash acquisitions. In the cross section, credit rating mistakes affect financially constrained firms the most, suggesting that debt overvaluation loosens financial constraints. Link

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Toward a Constitutional Review of the Poison Pill

Toward a Constitutional Review of the Poison Pill. Lucian Bebchuk, March 1, 2014, Paper. “We argue that the state-law rules governing poison pills are vulnerable to challenges based on preemption by the Williams Act. Such challenges, we show, could well have a major impact on the corporate-law landscape…” Link verified June 19, 2014

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