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Choices in Equity Finance A Global Perspective

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  • Groen-Xu, Moqi
  • Massa, Massimo
  • Mataigne, Virginie
  • Vermaelen, Theo

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Equity issues can be structured as cash or rights offers and depending on the country's legislation firms can allow or restrict tradability of the rights. We study these choices using a worldwide sample of equity issues announced in 127 countries. We consider whether these choices as well as the short and long-term stock returns can be explained by a number of hypotheses proposed in the literature. The empirical findings confirm that the issuing method is driven by adverse selection and financial distress concerns, while the tradability decision reflects execution risk as well as transactions costs.

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  • Groen-Xu, Moqi & Massa, Massimo & Mataigne, Virginie & Vermaelen, Theo, 2017. "Choices in Equity Finance A Global Perspective," CEPR Discussion Papers 11987, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:11987
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    liquidity of rights; rights issue; seasoned equity offer;

    JEL classification:

    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • K22 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Business and Securities Law

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