We examine the diversification of pre-IPO ownership of foreign-listed firms and how the presence of pre-IPO shareholders from the host country affects foreign issuer’s subsequent IPO and post-IPO activities. Using a sample of foreign-listed Chinese firms, we find that the presence of pre-IPO shareholders from the host country is associated with a significant reduction in direct and indirect IPO costs, especially for issuers without international sales and for firms operating at a loss. Benefits of such pre-IPO affiliation persist into the post-IPO period as manifested in greater analyst coverage and better acquisition performance in the host country. Our paper provides new insight on the value of pre-IPO ownership diversification and identifies one strategy that firms can use to overcome the liability of foreignness.
Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting – Springer Journals
Published: May 5, 2016
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