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Do Multiple Credit Ratings Reduce Money Left on the Table? Evidence from US. IPOs

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  • Marc Goergen

    (IE Business School, Madrid, Spain)

  • Dimitrios Gounopoulos

    (University of Bath)

  • Panagiotis Koutroumpis

    (Queen Mary University of London)

Abstract

We examine initial public offerings (IPOs) with single, multiple, and no credit ratings. We document a beneficial effect of credit ratings on IPO underpricing, which is amplified by the existence of multiple credit ratings. Multiple ratings also reduce the extent of filing price revisions. Credit rating levels matter for IPOs with more than one rating but not for those with a single rating. Firms with multiple credit ratings also have higher probabilities of survival than those with a single or no rating. Finally, IPOs awarded a first credit rating between BB and BBB are more likely to seek an additional rating.

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  • Marc Goergen & Dimitrios Gounopoulos & Panagiotis Koutroumpis, 2019. "Do Multiple Credit Ratings Reduce Money Left on the Table? Evidence from US. IPOs," Working Papers 884, Queen Mary University of London, School of Economics and Finance.
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    Initial public offerings (IPOs); credit ratings; IPO underpricing; survivorship;

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    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G39 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Other

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