I had lunch with a hedge fund buddy of mine and he brought up the topic of this email.
He mentioned that he found lots of interesting stocks that were former LBOs that have been taken public again. (Otherwise known as reverse leveraged buyouts or RLBOs.) This paper is almost 10 years old but I had seen very little on the topic so it was news to me.
Looks like that arena is fertile ground for searching for stocks!
A sumary then download:
The Performance of Reverse Leveraged Buyouts