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A duration analysis of the time from prospectus to listing for Australian initial public offerings


  • Robert Brooks
  • Tim Fry
  • William Dimovski
  • Sandra Mihajilo


A finding of the Australian Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) literature is that the time from prospectus registration to listing is related to the level of informed demand. This makes the understanding of time to listing an important matter. This study analyses the time to listing for 834 IPOs in Australia over the period 1994 to 2004. The study finds that a shorter time to listing is associated with higher issue prices, and the use of an underwriter or Big 5 independent accountant. In contrast, IPOs offering share options take longer to list. The significant role of variables associated with the degree of certainty about a listing is consistent with informed demand hypotheses about the time to listing.

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  • Robert Brooks & Tim Fry & William Dimovski & Sandra Mihajilo, 2009. "A duration analysis of the time from prospectus to listing for Australian initial public offerings," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(3), pages 183-190.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apfiec:v:19:y:2009:i:3:p:183-190
    DOI: 10.1080/09603100802314468

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    1. Guo, Haifeng & Brooks, Robert & Shami, Roland, 2010. "Detecting hot and cold cycles using a Markov regime switching model--Evidence from the Chinese A-share IPO market," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 19(2), pages 196-210, April.
    2. Guo, Haifeng & Brooks, Robert, 2009. "Duration of IPOs between offering and listing: Cox proportional hazard models--Evidence for Chinese A-share IPOs," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 18(5), pages 239-249, December.
    3. Reddy, K. Srinivasa, 2011. "The aftermarket pricing performance of initial public offers: Insights from India," MPRA Paper 62885, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2013.

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