EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Financial Reporting Quality in Private Equity Backed Companies: The Impact of Ownership Concentration

Christof Beuselinck and Sophie Manigart

Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium from Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Abstract: We argue and empirically show on a sample of 270 unquoted, private equity backed companies that the shareholder structure of private companies influences the quality of their accounting information. We show that companies in which private equity (PE) investors have a higher equity stake produce accounting information that is of lower quality than companies in which PE investors have a lower equity stake, controlling for company size and age. We argue that this is evidence that a large equity stake is a substitute for high earnings quality.

Pages: 23 pages
Date: 2005-11
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (8) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://wps-feb.ugent.be/Papers/wp_05_343.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Financial Reporting Quality in Private Equity Backed Companies: The Impact of Ownership Concentration (2007) Downloads
Working Paper: Financial Reporting Quality in Private Equity Backed Companies: The Impact of Ownership Concentration (2007)
Working Paper: Financial reporting quality in private equity backed companies: The impact of ownership concentration (2007) Downloads
Working Paper: Financial reporting quality in privaty equity backed companies: the impact of ownership concentration (2006) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:rug:rugwps:05/343

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium from Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Nathalie Verhaeghe ().

 
Page updated 2020-11-23
Handle: RePEc:rug:rugwps:05/343