February 2008 Vol. 106 No. 4 THE REVIEW

Correspondence: Bankruptcy Vérité

Lynn M. LoPucki & Joseph W. Doherty

In the empirical study we report in Bankruptcy Fire Sales, we compared the recoveries from the going-concern bankruptcy sales of twenty-five large, public companies with the recoveries from the bankruptcy reorganizations of thirty large, public companies. We found that, controlling for the asset size of the company and its presale or pre-reorganization earnings (“EBITDA”), re-organization recoveries were more than double sale recoveries.

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