IPO activity and market volatility

IPO activity and market volatility PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to hypothesize two channels in which market volatility affects initial public offering (IPO) activity.Design/methodology/approachFirst, CEOs time the market for IPOs and volatility makes this decision process harder. Second, risk-averse IPO investors become more reluctant toward IPOs during periods of higher volatility for their after-IPO returns.FindingsThe authors provide evidence that higher market volatility leads to lower IPO activity, supporting these hypotheses. More importantly, the authors show that it is not the realized volatility, but rather the implied (expected) volatility, that causes lower IPO activity.Research limitations/implicationsWhile there may be many companies that are ready to have IPOs, they may be simply waiting for a more opportune time which may not necessarily be a period of high prices but of low volatility.Practical implicationsThe public policy prescription is clear: if IPOs are to be encouraged, then regulatory policies should be constructed with the aim of reducing volatility.Originality/valueThis study is the first (to the authors’ knowledge) to argue that it is not the realized volatility which most affects the IPO decisions of executives, entrepreneurs and investors. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Enterpreneurship and Public Policy Emerald Publishing

IPO activity and market volatility

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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2045-2101
D.O.I.
10.1108/JEPP-D-17-00017
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PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to hypothesize two channels in which market volatility affects initial public offering (IPO) activity.Design/methodology/approachFirst, CEOs time the market for IPOs and volatility makes this decision process harder. Second, risk-averse IPO investors become more reluctant toward IPOs during periods of higher volatility for their after-IPO returns.FindingsThe authors provide evidence that higher market volatility leads to lower IPO activity, supporting these hypotheses. More importantly, the authors show that it is not the realized volatility, but rather the implied (expected) volatility, that causes lower IPO activity.Research limitations/implicationsWhile there may be many companies that are ready to have IPOs, they may be simply waiting for a more opportune time which may not necessarily be a period of high prices but of low volatility.Practical implicationsThe public policy prescription is clear: if IPOs are to be encouraged, then regulatory policies should be constructed with the aim of reducing volatility.Originality/valueThis study is the first (to the authors’ knowledge) to argue that it is not the realized volatility which most affects the IPO decisions of executives, entrepreneurs and investors.

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Journal of Enterpreneurship and Public PolicyEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 12, 2018

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