-- Short Abstract (as published) -- This study investigates the impact of excessive regulation on private equity (PE) returns and firm performance. History shows that extreme regulation and prohibition reduce the supply of capital and raise returns (e.g., as with drugs and diamonds). However, for value-added investors such as PE funds, extreme regulation also reduces the quality of capital and fund involvement. The net effect on returns is therefore ambiguous and heretofore not studied. With a new unique dataset, this paper empirically examines the performance of PE investments in Italy when leveraged buyouts are strictly regulated. The data show that extreme regulation reduces not only the supply of capital, but also PE returns and firm performance, as well as the likelihood of an IPO exit. -- Extended Abstract -- The paper investigates the impact of extreme regulations on the performance of private equity (PE) investments. The paper empirically examines the performance of PE investments realized in Italy over the period 1999-2010, with the adoption of a novel and unique hand-collected dataset. History shows that extreme regulation and prohibition reduce supply of capital and raise returns (i.e., drugs, diamonds). However, for value-added investors such as private equity (PE) funds, extreme regulation also reduces the quality of capital and fund involvement. The net effect on returns is therefore ambiguous and heretofore not studied. The data show that extreme regulation reduces not only the supply of capital, but also PE returns and firm performance, as well as the likelihood of an IPO exit.

Private equity performance under extreme regulation

ZAMBELLI, SIMONA;
2013

Abstract

-- Short Abstract (as published) -- This study investigates the impact of excessive regulation on private equity (PE) returns and firm performance. History shows that extreme regulation and prohibition reduce the supply of capital and raise returns (e.g., as with drugs and diamonds). However, for value-added investors such as PE funds, extreme regulation also reduces the quality of capital and fund involvement. The net effect on returns is therefore ambiguous and heretofore not studied. With a new unique dataset, this paper empirically examines the performance of PE investments in Italy when leveraged buyouts are strictly regulated. The data show that extreme regulation reduces not only the supply of capital, but also PE returns and firm performance, as well as the likelihood of an IPO exit. -- Extended Abstract -- The paper investigates the impact of extreme regulations on the performance of private equity (PE) investments. The paper empirically examines the performance of PE investments realized in Italy over the period 1999-2010, with the adoption of a novel and unique hand-collected dataset. History shows that extreme regulation and prohibition reduce supply of capital and raise returns (i.e., drugs, diamonds). However, for value-added investors such as private equity (PE) funds, extreme regulation also reduces the quality of capital and fund involvement. The net effect on returns is therefore ambiguous and heretofore not studied. The data show that extreme regulation reduces not only the supply of capital, but also PE returns and firm performance, as well as the likelihood of an IPO exit.
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