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Privatisation Initial Public Offerings: the Polish Experience

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  • Ranko Jelic
  • Richard Briston

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The Polish government has preferred gradual direct sales to privatisation initial public offerings (PIPOs) by a 2.8 to 1 margin. Evidence suggests that the government has attempted to manage the timing of PIPOs. We, however, find no evidence of underpricing of PIPOs to a greater degree than that found for issues in the private sector. Both domestic and international investors in PIPOs earned predominantly positive buy-and-hold returns up to 36 months after listing. The difference between PIPOs and private sector IPOs average returns is statistically significant only for international investors. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2003.

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  • Ranko Jelic & Richard Briston, 2003. "Privatisation Initial Public Offerings: the Polish Experience," European Financial Management, European Financial Management Association, vol. 9(4), pages 457-484.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:eufman:v:9:y:2003:i:4:p:457-484
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