Voluntary Corporate Divestitures and Value

@inproceedings{Hearth1984VoluntaryCD,
  title={Voluntary Corporate Divestitures and Value},
  author={Douglas Hearth and Janis K. Zaima},
  year={1984}
}
Divestiture activity by U.S. corporations has increased sharply in recent years. In 1981, for example, the value of voluntary corporate divestitures (i.e., not a result of antitrust or similar action) in the U.S. exceeded $12 billion, a record and approximately twice the value of divestitures in 1980. There were over 500 divestitures in 1981, 45 of which exceeded $50 million in value. This study attempts to ascertain whether a voluntary divestiture has any real economic value to the divesting… CONTINUE READING

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