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Are There Permanent Valuation Gains to Overseas Listing? Evidence from Market Sequencing and Selection

  • Sarkissian, Sergei

    (McGrill U)

  • Schill, Michael J.

    (U of Virginia)

This paper tests whether foreign equity exchange listings are associated with permanent valuation gains and examines how market and firm characteristics influence any valuation effects. Using a sample of 1256 listings placed in 24 countries, we find that much of the valuations gains to overseas listings are transitory such that the permanent gains are more modest than reported in earlier studies. We document the uniqueness of a firm's first foreign listing and provide some support for diminishing gains to multiple overseas listing. We find that market size, liquidity, legal protection, and disclosure requirements maintain some role in explaining cross-listing valuation effects. The results suggest, however, that cross-product market trade provides the dominant influence on permanent firm valuation gains, emphasizing the role of investor familiarity on global asset valuation.

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