IPO pricing and allocation: a survey of the views of institutional investors
AbstractDespite the central importance of investors to all IPO theories, relatively little is known about their role in practice. In this paper we survey institutional investors about how they assess IPOs, what information they provide to the investment banking syndicate, and the factors they believe influence allocations. Although the theoretical IPO literature has tended to focus on information revelation, the survey raises doubts as to the extent of incremental information production and whether bookrunners are, in practice, able to infer investorsâ€™ valuations from their bids. We find that investor characteristics, in particular broking relationships with the bookrunner, are perceived to be the most important factors influencing allocations, which supports the view that IPO allocations are part of implicit quid pro quo deals with investment banks.
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Date of creation: 2006
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- Tim Jenkinson & Howard Jones, 2009. "IPO Pricing and Allocation: A Survey of the Views of Institutional Investors," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 22(4), pages 1477-1504, April.
- Tim Jenkinson & Howard Jones, 2006. "IPO pricing and allocation: a survey of the views of institutional investers," Economics Series Working Papers 2006-FE-13, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
- G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
- G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage
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