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Ipos And The Growth Of Firms

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  • Gian Luca Clementi

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Recent years have witnessed a rapid accumulation of empirical evidence documenting firm dynamics around the IPO date. A particularly striking finding is that operating performance, as measured by Returns on Assets for example, peaks in the fiscal year preceding the offering, worsens on impact at the IPO date, and keeps on declining for a few more years. In this paper, I provide a novel rationalization of this evidence. To this end, I construct a simple dynamic stochastic model of firm behavior in which the decision to go public is modelled explicitly. The model predicts that the operating performance reaches its peak in the period before the offering and experiences a sudden decline at the IPO date. The comparative advantage of my approach is that it produces further implications that are in line with the data. Most importantly, the model predicts that the IPO coincides with an increase in sales and capital expenditures. Consistently with evidence pointed out by the Industrial Organization literature, the firm growth rate is shown to be decreasing in age and size.

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Paper provided by Society for Computational Economics in its series Computing in Economics and Finance 2000 with number Z133.

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Date of creation: 05 Jul 2000
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Handle: RePEc:sce:scecf0:z133

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  1. Thomas Chemmanur & Shan He & Debarshi Nandy, 2008. "The Going Public Decision and the Product Market," Working Papers 08-20, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
  2. Astudillo, Alfonso & Braun, Matías & Castañeda, Pablo, 2011. "The going public decision and the structure of equity markets," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 30(7), pages 1451-1470.
  3. Asli M. Arikan & René M. Stulz, 2011. "Corporate Acquisitions, Diversification, and the Firm’s Lifecycle," NBER Working Papers 17463, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Mayur, Manas & Kumar, Manoj, 2006. "An Empirical Investigation of Going Public Decision of Indian Companies," MPRA Paper 1801, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Sangeeta Pratap & Silvio Rendon, 2003. "Firm Investment in Imperfect Capital Markets: A Structural Estimation," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 6(3), pages 513-545, July.
  6. Boyan Jovanovic & Peter L. Rousseau, 2004. "Interest Rates and Initial Public Offerings," NBER Working Papers 10298, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  7. Arikan, Asli M. & Stulz, Rene M., 2011. "Corporate Acquisitions, Diversification, and the Firm's Lifecycle," Working Paper Series 2011-18, Ohio State University, Charles A. Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics.
  8. Loderer, Claudio & Waelchli, Urs, 2010. "Firm age and performance," MPRA Paper 26450, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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