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A Breakdown of the Valuation Effects of International Cross-Listing

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  • Arturo Bris
  • Salvatore Cantale
  • George Nishiotis

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It is well known that cross-listing domestic stocks in foreign exchanges has significant valuation effects on the listed company's shares. Using a sample of firms with dual shares, we explore the differential effects of cross-listing on prices and we are able to separate the different sources of the benefits of cross-listing. Our results show that even though the market segmentation and bonding effects are both statistically significant, the economic significance of segmentation is more than double that of bonding. Furthermore, we document an economically and statistically significant increasse in the liquidity of both share classes after the listing. Overall, our results explain why less and less firms are willing to list in the U.S.: Sarbanes Oxley has increased the cost of adopting better governance while its benefits are not substantial; and market segmentation has decreased significantly in the last years.

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Paper provided by Yale School of Management in its series Yale School of Management Working Papers with number amz2602.

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Date of creation: 01 Mar 2006
Date of revision: 01 Aug 2006
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Keywords: Corporate Governance; Finance; International Finance; Mergers;

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  1. Michael R. King & Dan Segal, 2009. "The Long-Term Effects of Cross-Listing, Investor Recognition, and Ownership Structure on Valuation," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 22(6), pages 2393-2421, June.
  2. Bris, Arturo & Cantale, Salvatore & Hrnjić, Emir & Nishiotis, George P., 2012. "The value of information in cross-listing," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 18(2), pages 207-220.
  3. Roosenboom, Peter & van Dijk, Mathijs A., 2009. "The market reaction to cross-listings: Does the destination market matter?," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 33(10), pages 1898-1908, October.
  4. Thomas O'Connor, 2012. "Legal bonding, investor recognition, and cross-listing premia in emerging markets," Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series n226-12.pdf, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth.
  5. Arturo Bris & Neil Brisley, 2008. "A Theory of Optimal Expropriation, Mergers and Industry Competition," Yale School of Management Working Papers amz2522, Yale School of Management, revised 01 Jun 2009.
  6. Berkman, Henk & Nguyen, Nhut H., 2010. "Domestic liquidity and cross-listing in the United States," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 34(6), pages 1139-1151, June.
  7. Karolyi, G. Andrew, 2012. "Corporate governance, agency problems and international cross-listings: A defense of the bonding hypothesis," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 13(4), pages 516-547.
  8. Georgieva, Dobrina & Jandik, Tomas, 2012. "Alternative paths of convergence toward U.S. market and legal regulations: Cross-listing vs. merging with U.S. bidders," Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Elsevier, vol. 22(5), pages 230-251.

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