reverse leveraged buyout

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Reverse leveraged buyout

Bringing back into publicly traded status a company that had been privatized by way of a leveraged buyout.

Reverse Leveraged Buyout

The issue of stock by a company that had previously gone private through a leveraged buyout (or an acquisition financed mainly with debt). A reversed leveraged buyout often occurs when the company is having difficulty repaying the debt used for the leveraged buyout and wishes to raise capital to do so.

reverse leveraged buyout

An equity investment in a company that is troubled by excessive debt. The equity infusion produced by the buyout is intended to reduce debt to a more manageable level.
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Lerner, 2009, "The Performance of Reverse Leveraged Buyouts," Journal of Financial Economics 91, 139-157.
Larcker, 1996, "The Financial Performance of Reverse Leveraged Buyouts," Journal of Financial Economics 42, 293-332.
Rosenfeld, 1993, "Takeover Activity and the Long-Run Performance of Reverse Leveraged Buyouts," Financial Management 22, 46-57.
We document the different types of restructuring activities undertaken during the private period after the reverse leveraged buyout (RLBO) of previously public firms.
Over the past four decades, private firms going public through a reverse leveraged buyout (RLBO) transaction have increased in frequency and importance.
5) However, an interesting branch of IPO-related research deals with reverse leveraged buyouts.
40) reports that reverse leveraged buyouts in 1991 did well in the aftermarket.
Larcker, "The Financial Performance of Reverse Leveraged Buyouts," Working Paper, University of Pennsylvania, April 1993.
A reverse leveraged buyout occurs when either a publicly traded firm or a division within one converts to private ownership via a leveraged buyout (LBO) and subsequently goes public.
However, if the investment behavior of reverse LBOs was similar to that of a typical IPO, as reported by Ritter, then part of the premium paid by investors at the time of the reverse leveraged buyout could be due to overpricing.