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The Harm and Regulation of High-leverage Multiple Behaviors in LBOs

Yiwei Xie * 1
1 Minzu University of China

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Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences, Vol. 32, 42-48
Published 10 November 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Yiwei Xie. The Harm and Regulation of High-leverage Multiple Behaviors in LBOs. AEMPS (2023) Vol. 32: 42-48. DOI: 10.54254/2754-1169/32/20231564.

Abstract

In recent years, as the development of our capital market gradually tends to mature, the number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) of all kinds of enterprises also begins to present an increasing trend. Leveraged buyout (LBO), as a very clever acquisition form, is favored by many enterprises. However, in the context of imperfect laws and regulations, enterprises and individuals make irrational behaviors driven by extremely high interests, and one of them is blindly raising leverage multiple in pursuit of returns, it has brought a bad influence on the market, enterprises, and individuals. To create a favorable business environment, measurements have to be taken to regulate the overhigh leverage of multiple behaviors in LBOs. The essay uses the method of case study and comparative study. The most typical LBO case will be presented as an introduction, and then some other good cases will be mentioned later to illustrate the characteristics of LBO and the harms of high multiple in LBO and so on. To compensate for the harms that high leverage multiple in LBO bring to the market, enterprises and individuals, several solutions have been raised, including clarifying the principle of good faith in MBOs, improving the system of regulatory rules for the capital market, optimizing the information disclosure system of leveraged buyouts and increasing punishment for illegal speculative activities. The detailed argument will be elaborated on later.

Keywords

LBO, MBO, high leverage multiple, information disclosure

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Economic Management and Green Development
ISBN (Print)
978-1-83558-085-1
ISBN (Online)
978-1-83558-086-8
Published Date
10 November 2023
Series
Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences
ISSN (Print)
2754-1169
ISSN (Online)
2754-1177
DOI
10.54254/2754-1169/32/20231564
Copyright
© 2023 The Author(s)
Open Access
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