Information Asymmetries among European Investors: Evidence from Swedish IPOs
2011 (English)In: 13th Annual SNEE (Swedish Network for European Economic Research) Conference, May 17-20, 2011 . Session F1: European Corporate Finance / [ed] Prof. Lars Oxelheim, 2011, 1-16 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We study underpricing and equity holdings following initial public offerings (IPOs) in Sweden over the sample period 2000 through 2009. We document, as most prior studies of IPOs, that they on average are underpriced (i.e., associated with a positive initial return). IPOs with a low (high) initial return have higher (lower) equity holdings by retail investors. Our analysis of domicile of institutional investors indicates that foreign institutional investors have preferences for holdings in IPOs characterized by a high initial return and large capitalization values. Analysis of overseas institutional holdings indicates existence of information asymmetries related to distance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 1-16 p.
IPO, initial public offering, ownership, structure, breadth, price level, initial return
Economics and Business
Research subject Business Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-896OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-896DiVA: diva2:419662
13th Annual SNEE (Swedish Network for European Economic Research) Conference, May 17-20, 2011 Mölle, Sweden. Session F1: European Corporate Finance