A Study of Debt Structure Preference Based on Controlling Shareholders’ Benefits of Control

  •  Yanhui Wang    
  •  Yajun Guo    
  •  Xueting Song    


Taking data of all A-share listed companies in Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange from 2002 to 2006 as samples, this paper makes an empirical study on the debt structure preference of enterprises in which controlling shareholders have the right of control. Results show that these enterprises: (1) prefer to short-term debt financing concerning the debt maturity structure; (2) prefer to financing by loaning from banks concerning the debt type structure; (3) prefer to high-priority debt structure concerning the debt priority.

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