Evaluating the riskiness of initial public offerings: 1980-2000
In the wake of the dot.com collapse, investor sentiment toward initial public offerings (IPOs) has turned negative. To many investors, IPOs have come to symbolize the insider abuses and stock market excesses of the Internet bubble period; to others, investing in IPOs is inherently fraught with danger. This paper asks the question, Have IPOs indeed become more perilous to the investing public over time? ; I employ two approaches to investigate the post-issue riskiness of IPOs for the 1980-2000 period. First, I compare the stock price volatility for issuing and nonissuing firms. Second, I use a ...
California IPO wealth effects: what's left?
Community development finance: challenges, choices, change
The granddaddy of VC
Institutional affiliation and the role of venture capital: evidence from initial public offerings in Japan
The presence of venture capital in the ownership structure of U.S. firms going public has been associated with both improved long-term performance and lower underpricing at the time of the IPOs. In Japan, we find the long-run performance of venture capital-backed IPOs to be no better than that of other IPOs. Many of the major venture capital firms in Japan are subsidiaries of securities firms that may face a conflict of interest when underwriting the venture capital-backed issue. When venture capital holdings are broken down by their institutional affiliation, we find that firms with venture ...
The democratization of America's capital markets
In this article, John Duca shows how financial innovations have benefited the United States by increasing the availability of financing for new firms and improving Americans' access to financial investments. Two dramatic examples are the explosive growth of venture capital financing and the doubling of stock ownership rates since the early 1980s. This democratization of America's capital markets stems from technological improvements that have cut the transaction and information costs of investing and from a series of deregulatory steps aimed at improving the availability of capital.
The emergence of the venture capital industry
Banks in venture capital: a research agenda
Competition, syndication, and entry in the venture capital market
There are two ways for a venture capital (VC) firm to enter a new market: initiate a new deal or form a syndicate with an incumbent. Both types of entry are extensively observed in the data. In this paper, I examine (i) the causes of syndication between entrant and incumbent VC firms, (ii) the impact of entry on VC contract terms and survival rates of VC-backed start-up companies, and (iii) the effect of syndication between entrant and incumbent VC firms on the competition in the VC market and the outcomes of incumbent-backed ventures. By developing a theoretical model featuring endogenous ...
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