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A Breakdown of the Valuation Effects of International Cross-Listing

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  • Arturo Bris
  • Salvatore Cantale
  • George Nishiotis

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It is well known that cross-listing domestic stocks in foreign exchanges has significant valuation effects on the listed company's shares. Using a sample of firms with dual shares, we explore the differential effects of cross-listing on prices and we are able to separate the different sources of the benefits of cross-listing. Our results show that even though the market segmentation and bonding effects are both statistically significant, the economic significance of segmentation is more than double that of bonding. Furthermore, we document an economically and statistically significant increasse in the liquidity of both share classes after the listing. Overall, our results explain why less and less firms are willing to list in the U.S.: Sarbanes Oxley has increased the cost of adopting better governance while its benefits are not substantial; and market segmentation has decreased significantly in the last years.

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  • Arturo Bris & Salvatore Cantale & George Nishiotis, 2006. "A Breakdown of the Valuation Effects of International Cross-Listing," Yale School of Management Working Papers amz2602, Yale School of Management, revised 01 Aug 2006.
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    1. Michael R. King & Dan Segal, 2009. "The Long-Term Effects of Cross-Listing, Investor Recognition, and Ownership Structure on Valuation," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 22(6), pages 2393-2421, June.
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