CMBOR research findings are contributing to major debates about the value of buyouts.
Buy-outs are an ever changing area of study. Understanding the role of buy-outs in the economy and how struggling firms can be enhanced is central to CMBOR’s remit. It has been widely assumed that failing firms come with large debts and thus are more likely to collapse in the long term. Yet CMBOR studies have shown that there is no discernible difference in failure rates between bought-out firms and firms not subject to buy-outs. Furthermore, research has shown that buy-outs of under-performing firms ultimately suggest improvements in employment conditions and that bought-out firms display greater resilience to environmental and economic instability.
CMBOR carries out bespoke research projects on private equity and venture capital for UK and international government agencies, venture capitalists, banks, professional advisors and other clients. The Centre also maintains an important international network of academic and professional collaborators in Western Europe, the CEE countries, North America and Japan. If you would like further information on existing CMBOR research or would like customised data on UK or European buy-outs, please email CMBOR.
Below is a list of past projects undertaken by the Centre: