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Corporate Financing in The Netherlands: Some Empirical Evidence

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  • Kabir, Rezaul

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    (Tilburg University)

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The purpose of this paper is to examine the financing behaviour of Dutch corporations and its impact on firm performance. First, I present some stylised facts of corporate financing in the Netherlands. I show how the Dutch financial system differs from other major financial systems. Second, I analyse the valuation effect of different types of security offerings made by Dutch quoted firms. An evaluation of the determinants of the valuation effect is also made. Third, I explore the long-term impact of equity offerings by focusing on fundamental performance measures

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Paper provided by United Nations University, Institute for New Technologies in its series EIFC - Technology and Finance Working Papers with number 32.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:unutaf:eifc03-32

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Keywords: financial systems; corporate governance; capital structure; security offering;

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