INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE BENEFITS OF CONTROL: NEW EVIDENCE

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Nhut H. Nguyen, Yubo Liu

DOI:10.22495/cocv8i4p4

Abstract

The 1998 Asian Financial Crisis and more recent corporate scandals in the U.S. have triggered an increased attention of researchers and policy makers on the agency problem between controlling shareholders and minority investors. One respect of this problem is the private benefits of control. In this paper, we investigate the relationship between investor protection and private benefits of control. We find consistent evidence with Dyck and Zingales (2004) that the degree of investor protection still matters in curbing private control benefits for the more recent period 1999-2007. More importantly, we find that private benefits of control have decreased significantly over time. Finally, our results show weak evidence of differential decreases in the value of control for weak and strong investor protection countries.

Keywords: Private Benefits of Control, Investor Protection, Block Premium, Mergers and Acquisitions

How to cite this paper: Nguyen, N. H., & Liu, Y. (2011). International private benefits of control: New evidence. Corporate Ownership & Control, 8(4), 64-83. http://dx.doi.org/10.22495/cocv8i4p4