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Seasoned equity issues in a closely held market: evidence from France


  • Edith Ginglinger

    () (DRM - Dauphine Recherches en Management - Université Paris-Dauphine - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Jean-François Gajewski


This paper examines seasoned equity offerings in France. Even though a rightsoffering is the primary flotation method, French companies are increasingly using therelatively expensive public offering method. We show that the market reaction to theannouncement of seasoned equity issues is significantly negative for rights issues andinsignificantly negative for public offerings. Our results suggest that the adverseselection effect is greater for rights issues than for public offerings, due to strongerunderwriter certification for the public offerings. We find that the share price effect ispositively related to blockholders take-up renouncements for firms with priorconcentrated ownership. For these firms, the favourable ownership dispersion effectoffsets the adverse selection effect.

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  • Edith Ginglinger & Jean-François Gajewski, 2002. "Seasoned equity issues in a closely held market: evidence from France," Post-Print halshs-00138293, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00138293
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1022024925877
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    More about this item


    ownership structure; seasoned equity issues; flotation methods; ownership structure.;

    JEL classification:

    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General


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