The effects of bank loan renegotiation on corporate policies and performance
Christophe Godlewski ()
Working Papers of LaRGE Research Center from Laboratoire de Recherche en Gestion et Economie (LaRGE), Université de Strasbourg
I investigate the effects of bank loan renegotiation on firm’s financial and investment policies, and performances. I employ OLS and endogenous switching regime regressions using a large crosscountry sample of loans issued and amended on a long-time period. I find that bank loan renegotiation has an economically significant and causal impact on financial policy and performances. Renegotiation provides the firm with additional degrees of freedom and unlocks its economic potential, implying important effects of firm’s tangibility, growth, opportunities and cash on financial policy and performances. Bank loan renegotiation also exhibits a certification and signaling effect which can increase the effect of amendments to the credit agreement on firm’s financial policy.
Keywords: bank loan; renegotiation; financial policy; investment policy; performance; treatment effect; Europe (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G21 G32 C31 C34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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