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The Quality and Price of Investment Banks' Service: Evidence from the PIPE Market

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  • Na Dai
  • Hoje Jo
  • John D. Schatzberg

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"We investigate the market structure and the pricing by placement agents of private investments in public equities (PIPEs). Our findings indicate that more reputable agents are associated with larger offers and with firms possessing lower risk. Agent reputation is positively associated with lower discounts and an enhanced post-PIPE trading environment. Issuers pay a higher dollar fee for these benefits, although more reputable agents charge a lower percentage fee. The evidence suggests that it is the quality of the issuing firm, and the pricing and reputational concern of the placement agent, that drives the equilibrium in the PIPE market." Copyright (c) 2010 Financial Management Association International.

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  • Na Dai & Hoje Jo & John D. Schatzberg, 2010. "The Quality and Price of Investment Banks' Service: Evidence from the PIPE Market," Financial Management, Financial Management Association International, vol. 39(2), pages 585-612, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:finmgt:v:39:y:2010:i:2:p:585-612
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    1. Chen, Sheng-Syan & Hsu, Ching-Yu & Huang, Chia-Wei, 2016. "The white squire defense: Evidence from private investments in public equity," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 64(C), pages 16-35.
    2. Ola Bengtsson & Na Dai, 2014. "Financial Contracts in PIPE Offerings: The Role of Expert Placement Agents," Financial Management, Financial Management Association International, vol. 43(4), pages 795-832, December.
    3. Fernando, Chitru S. & Gatchev, Vladimir A. & May, Anthony D. & Megginson, William L., 2015. "Prestige without purpose? Reputation, differentiation, and pricing in U.S. equity underwriting," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 41-63.
    4. repec:eee:finana:v:52:y:2017:i:c:p:62-76 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Bengtsson, Ola & Dai, Na & Henson, Clifford, 2014. "SEC enforcement in the PIPE market: Actions and consequences," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 213-231.

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