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|Title:||Institutional ownership and the choice of equity issue method|
|Citation:||International Review of Financial Analysis, 2018; 56:73-84|
|Sigitas Karpavičius, Jo-Ann Suchard|
|Abstract:||We examine how institutional ownership, which reflects the informational efficiency of stock prices (Boehmer and Kelley, 2009), impacts the seasoned equity offering (SEO) issue method choice between shelf offerings and traditional SEOs. We find that firms with greater institutional ownership, particularly long term ownership, tend to choose shelf offerings. We control for issue method choice and find that the offer discount decreases with institutional ownership for both shelf and traditional issuers and that higher institutional ownership reduces direct issue costs and is related to a shorter due diligence process for traditional SEOs. This suggests that underwriters are more likely to be able to perform the certification function (and with less effort) for issuers whose stock is priced more efficiently.|
|Keywords:||Shelf registration; seasoned equity offering; institutional ownership|
|Rights:||© 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||Computer Science publications|
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