Evidence of Information Spillovers in the Production of Investment Banking Services

Posted: 7 Jun 2002

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Lawrence M. Benveniste

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management

Alexander Ljungqvist

Stockholm School of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Xiaoyun Yu

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance; China Academy of Financial Research (CAFR)

William J. Wilhelm

University of Virginia - McIntire School of Commerce

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Abstract

We provide evidence that firms attempting IPOs condition offer terms and the decision whether to carry through with an offering on the experience of their primary market contemporaries. Moreover, while initial returns and IPO volume are positively correlated in the aggregate, the correlation is negative among contemporaneous offerings subject to a common valuation factor. Our findings are consistent with investment banks implicitly bundling offerings subject to a common valuation factor to achieve more equitable internalization of information production costs and thereby preventing coordination failures in primary equity markets.

Keywords: spiders, index funds, mutual funds, performance

JEL Classification: G32, G24

Suggested Citation

Benveniste, Lawrence M. and Ljungqvist, Alexander and Yu, Xiaoyun and Wilhelm, William J., Evidence of Information Spillovers in the Production of Investment Banking Services. Journal of Finance, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=307146

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