Cross-Country Variability in Cost of Raising Equity: Evidence from Seasoned Equity Offerings
2018 We examine how county-level governance affects the cost of raising equity. Using data on seasoned equity offerings, we find that the underwriting spread is determined by the litigation risk of issue certifiers, and offer underpricing is largely determined by the investment risk of the equity issue. Underwriting spread increases with enhanced legal enforcement, offsetting the reduction in underpricing associated with strong legal enforcement. Our study offers insight into the effect of legal enforcement and regulatory policy on the cost of raising equity.
Finance and General Business
Gupta, Manu, Puneet Prakash, and Nanda K. Rangan. "Cross‐Country Variability in Cost of Raising Equity: Evidence from Seasoned Equity Offerings." International Review of Finance 19, no. 4 (2019): 821-850.
International Review of Finance