Corporate debt restructuring : evidence on lender coordination in financial distress

  • In the recent theoretical literature on lending risk, the coordination problem in multi-creditor relationships have been analyzed extensively. We address this topic empirically, relying on a unique panel data set that includes detailed credit-file information on distressed lending relationships in Germany. In particular, it includes information on creditor pools, a legal institution aiming at coordinating lender interests in borrower distress. We report three major findings. First, the existence of creditor pools increases the probability of workout success. Second, the results are consistent with coordination costs being positively related to pool size. Third, major determinants of pool formation are found to be the number of banks, the distribution of lending shares, and the severity of the distress shock.

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Author:Antje Brunner, Jan Pieter KrahnenORCiDGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-9811
Parent Title (German):Center for Financial Studies (Frankfurt am Main): CFS working paper series ; No. 2001,04
Series (Serial Number):CFS working paper series (2001, 04)
Document Type:Working Paper
Language:English
Year of Completion:2001
Year of first Publication:2001
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2005/06/13
GND Keyword:Deutschland; Debt-equity swap; Debt-nature swap; Umschuldung; Kreditrisiko; Bank; Gläubiger; Unternehmenskooperation; Unternehmenszusammenschluss; Krisenmanagement; Unternehmenssanierung; Schätzung
Issue:Februar 2001
Page Number:41
HeBIS-PPN:347218148
Institutes:Wissenschaftliche Zentren und koordinierte Programme / Center for Financial Studies (CFS)
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht