Financial Distress, Corporate Restructuring and Firm Survival

An Empirical Analysis of German Panel Data

  • Authors
  • Philipp Jostarndt

About this book


The economic ramifications of corporate financial distress and bankruptcy have recently gained much attention in academic as well as public policy debates. But empirical evidence on how firms encounter and respond to distress has remained sparse and inconclusive.

Philipp Jostarndt analyzes the anatomy of financial distress for a large sample of German corporations. He studies distress-induced changes in ownership and control, success factors in distressed equity infusions, and firms’ choice between in- and out-of-court debt restructurings. Moreover, he conducts a survival analysis to examine the determinants of survival, acquisition, and bankruptcy as alternative paths to exit financial distress. He includes both the firm perspective as well as the market valuations of the undertaken restructurings and, where applicable, relates the findings to the microstructure of Germany’s revised bankruptcy legislation.


Applied econometrics Bankruptcy Corporate finance Distressed Debt Distressed assets Security valuation management

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2007
  • Publisher Name DUV
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8350-0590-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8350-9437-6
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