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Corporate cash-pool valuation in a multi-firm context: A closed formula

Edina Berlinger (), Zsolt Bihary and György Walter

Finance Research Letters, 2017, vol. 22, issue C, 30-34

Abstract: We present a general closed formula to value the interest savings due to a multi-firm cash-pool system. Assuming normal distribution of the accounts the total savings can be expressed as the product of three independent factors representing the interest spread, the number and the correlation of the firms, and the time-dependent distribution of the cash accounts. We derive analytic results for two special processes one characterizing the initial build-up period and the other describing the mature period. To increase the practical relevance of our analysis we also show how option pricing techniques can be applied.

Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1016/j.frl.2016.11.008

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