The Effects of Banking Relationship, Legal Origin, Private Equity and Lead Managers on the performance of West African IPO Firms

Hearn, Bruce (2011) The Effects of Banking Relationship, Legal Origin, Private Equity and Lead Managers on the performance of West African IPO Firms. South African Journal of Economics, 79 (4). pp. 430-451. ISSN 0038-2280

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Abstract

This paper examines the performance effects arising from initial primary offering (IPO) firms retaining their existing bank as a lead manager together with the effects of foreign and domestic lead managers, corporate insiders and private equity investors across West Africa. Using a unique and comprehensive sample of 37 locally listed IPO firm’s from acrossWest Africa, I find evidence of a considerable reduction in underpricing and costs of equity in firms listing on civil code as opposed to common law markets. Furthermore, I find evidence that firms employing their existing bank as lead manager have higher costs of equity while the employment of a foreign as opposed to domestic lead manager imparts a reduction in underpricing and cost of equity.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG3810 Foreign exchange. International finance. International monetary system
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4001 Finance management. Business finance. Corporation finance
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Depositing User: Bruce Hearn
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 14:34
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 22:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38186

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