Boudriga, Abdelkader and Ben Slama, Sarra and Boulila, Neila (2009): What determines IPO underpricing ? Evidence from a frontier market.
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This paper empirically analyzes the short run performance of Tunisian initial public offerings (IPO). It sheds light on the determinants of IPO’s in a context of a frontier market characterized by high information asymmetry, low information efficiency, thin trading and the presence of “noise” traders. Using a sample of 34 Tunisian IPO’s from the period 1992-2008, we find that the average market adjusted initial return for the first three trading days is about 17.8 percent. The level of underpricing is related to retained capital, underwriter’s price support, oversubscription, listing delay and the offer price. Age of the firm, its size and the size of the offer do not seem to reduce the amount of money left on the table by issuers. It appears also that underpricing is driven by irrational investors (ipoers) seeking for short-run capital gains. These results remain unchanged after controlling for the presence of institutional investors and the existence of liquidity contract.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||What determines IPO underpricing ? Evidence from a frontier market|
|Keywords:||Initial public offerings; Short-run underpricing; Underwriter’s price support.|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G14 - Information and Market Efficiency ; Event Studies ; Insider Trading
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G11 - Portfolio Choice ; Investment Decisions
|Depositing User:||Abdelkader BOUDRIGA|
|Date Deposited:||14. Nov 2009 12:52|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 19:19|
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