The Market Reaction to Cross-Listings: Does the Destination Market Matter?
31 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2007 Last revised: 1 May 2010
Date Written: April 14, 2009
This paper examines (i) whether market reactions to cross-listings differ across destination markets and (ii) to what extent the following explanations for value creation around cross-listings can account for differences in market reactions across cross-listings on various destination markets: overcoming market segmentation, increased market liquidity, improved information disclosure, and better investor protection (“bonding”). We analyze 526 cross-listings from 44 different countries on 8 major stock exchanges and document significant announcement returns of 1.3% on average for cross-listings on U.S. exchanges, 1.1% on London Stock Exchange, 0.6% on exchanges in continental Europe, and 0.5% (not significant) on Tokyo Stock Exchange. We find evidence consistent with improved disclosure and bonding creating value for cross-listings on U.S. exchanges, while overcoming segmentation and bonding are associated with higher announcement returns on the London Stock Exchange. The evidence is mixed for continental European exchanges and for Tokyo. Our results highlight the role of the destination market in value creation around cross-listings.
Keywords: Cross-listings, Capital market integration, Investor protection, Market liquidity, Information disclosure
JEL Classification: F30, G14, G15
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