Does Rationing of Shares Increase Revenues in Initial Public Offerings?
AbstractWe provide a new explanation for the apparent underpricing of initial public offerings applicable to large, regulated firms like telecommunications companies. Under the assumption that regulation is subject to political pressure by voters we demonstrate that it may be rational for issuers to ration investors in order to insure a broad distribution of shares in the population. At the same time we explain the common practice of bonus systems designed to prevent investors from taking profits immediately.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by EconWPA in its series Finance with number 9803006.
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Date of creation: 24 Mar 1998
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