The new capital raised in IPOs
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The purpose of this paper is to answer the following three questions about the new capital raised in initial public offerings (IPOs): why do some IPO companies raise a lot of new capital while some others do not? Where do the IPO companies use the new capital they raise in IPOs? How does the use of new capital affect the operating performance of IPO companies?
Matching firm approach, univariate and regression tests.
This paper finds that companies with higher research and development (R&D) spending, higher capital expenditure, lower working capital and more long-term debt tend to raise more capital in IPOs. These firms also spend more on R&D and capital expenditure. The results also suggest that the more the new capital firms raise in IPOs, the lower operating performance they have in subsequent years. However, firms spending more new capital on R&D and capital expenditure seem to perform better.
These results help us understand the behavior of IPO firms.
Jin, C., Li, T., Zheng, S. X., & Zhong, K. (2017). The new capital raised in IPOs. Managerial Finance, 43(9), 966–981. https://doi.org/10.1108/mf-04-2017-0111
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