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The Structure of Corporate Ownership in Japan
The author examines the structure of corporate ownership in a sample of Japanese firms in the mid 1980s. Ownership is highly concentrated in Japan, with financial institutions by far the mostExpand
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The economics of the private equity market
The private equity market has become an important source of funds for start-up firms, private middle-market firms, firms in financial distress, and public firms seeking buyout financing. Between 1980Expand
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Angel investors and the market for angel investments
Abstract The market for angel capital – where individuals provide risk capital directly to small, private, often start-up firms – operates in almost total obscurity. Very little is known about theExpand
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The Private Equity Market: An Overveiw
The private equity market is an important source of funds for start-up firms, private middle-market firms, firms in financial distress, and public firms seeking buyout financing. Over the pastExpand
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Institutional investment patterns and corporate financial behavior in the United States and Japan
Abstract This paper examines the agency problem between shareholders and debtholders of Japanese and U.S. firms. Whereas U.S. institutional investors are restricted from doing so, Japanese financialExpand
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CORPORATE CONTROL IN COMMERCIAL BANKS
Unique factors in commercial banks' legal and regulatory environment may influence their mechanisms of corporate control. I investigate this issue in a sample of U.S. bank holding companies (BHCs) byExpand
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The Economics of the Private Placement Market
The private placement market is an important source of long-term funds for U.S. corporations. Nonetheless, it has received relatively little attention in the financial press or the academicExpand
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