International Cross-Listing and Shareholders' Wealth
38 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2015
Date Written: June 17, 2015
This study evaluates the relationship between international cross-listings and shareholders' wealth across different host markets and across time. For a sample of cross-listings by European companies in the US, in the UK, and within Europe, the findings show that US and UK cross-listings, on average, result in positive cumulative abnormal returns around the announcement of cross-listing. No such evidence exists for the rest of European cross-listings. In addition, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002 affects negatively the wealth benefits of US cross-listings, while wealth creation around UK cross-listings is primarily concentrated in Alternative Investment Market listings rather than Main Market listings. There is no evidence that the introduction of the Euro affects the wealth effects of cross-listings within the Eurozone.
Keywords: Cross-listing; shareholders' wealth; Euro; AIM; the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
JEL Classification: G15, G14, G32
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