The Costs, Wealth Effects, and Determinants of International Capital Raising: Evidence from Public Yankee Bonds
Posted: 15 Aug 2002
This paper examines the costs, wealth effects, and determinants of international capital raising for a sample of 260 public debt issues made by non-U.S. firms in the Yankee Bond market. We find that investors demand economically significant premiums on bonds issued by firms that are located in countries that do not protect investors' rights and do not have a prior history of on-going disclosure. The results provide support for the literature that suggests better legal protections and more detailed information disclosure increases the price investors will pay for financial assets.
JEL Classification: F3, G1
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