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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the literature on the valuation of initial public offerings (IPOs). In particular, it tests the presence of over‐optimism when pricing IPOs on the Italian Nuovo Mercato. Design/methodology/approach – The paper investigates whether the...
Purpose – The aim of the paper is to study the long‐run under‐performance of UK initial public offerings (IPOs) by relating it to the pre‐IPO financial performance of the firm as well as the managerial decisions taken before the IPO. Design/methodology/approach – The three‐year share returns of...
Purpose – While advantageous, the role of family control is under‐explored in finance. Family ownership can help guarantee stability of business and long‐term planning. The purpose of this study is to examine whether block‐holder ownership differentially affects the long‐term performance of...
Purpose – This paper seeks to answer the question whether control and changes in control after a firm's initial public offering (IPO) have a significant influence on firm value in two very different systems of corporate governance, i.e. Germany and the UK. Design/methodology/approach – The...
Purpose – The objective of this study is to investigate the long‐run performance of initial public offerings (IPOs) in Germany for the period from 1977 to 1995. The paper studies why some IPO firms have substantial positive and others have substantial negative long‐run buy‐and‐hold abnormal...
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