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The Stock Market as a Source of Capital: Some Lessons from Initial Public Offerings in Italy


Marco Pagano


University of Naples Federico II - Department of Economics and Statistics; Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Fabio Panetta


Bank of Italy

Luigi Zingales


University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); University of Chicago - Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)


European Economic Review, Vol. 40, Issues 3-5, pp. 1057-1069, April 1996

Abstract:     
This paper complements the analysis of the decision to go public contained in Pagano et al. (1995). We compare a larger set of Italian initial public offerings, including holding companies, with size-matched private companies. Even in this larger sample we find evidence that: (i) the new equity capital raised upon listing is not used to finance subsequent investment and growth; (ii) going public reduces the cost of credit; (iii) it is often associated with equity sales by controlling shareholders, and is followed by a higher turnover of control than for other companies. A novel finding is that the funds raised are used to purchase stakes in other companies and other financial assets.

Keywords: Initial public offering, Going public, Stock market

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Date posted: February 23, 2003  

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Pagano, Marco and Panetta, Fabio and Zingales, Luigi, The Stock Market as a Source of Capital: Some Lessons from Initial Public Offerings in Italy. European Economic Review, Vol. 40, Issues 3-5, pp. 1057-1069, April 1996. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=360581

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Marco Pagano (Contact Author)
University of Naples Federico II - Department of Economics and Statistics ( email )
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Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF)
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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
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European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
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Fabio Panetta
Bank of Italy ( email )
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Luigi Zingales
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business ( email )
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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
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United Kingdom
University of Chicago - Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship
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United States
European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
c/o ECARES ULB CP 114
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium
HOME PAGE: http://www.ecgi.org
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