The Impact of Cross-Delisting From the U.S. on Firms’ Financial Constraints
38 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2019
Date Written: September 18, 2019
We investigate the impact of cross-delisting on firms’ financial constraints. We find that firms that cross-delisted from a U.S. stock exchange face stronger post-delisting financial constraints than their cross-listed counterparts, as measured by investment-to-cash flow and cash-to-cash flow sensitivities. Following a delisting, the sensitivity of investment to cash flow increases significantly, and firms also tend to save more cash out of cash flows. These effects are mainly driven by cross-delisted firms from countries with weaker investor protection and are more predominant after the passage of Rule 12h-6 (of 2007), which made it easier for foreign firms to leave U.S. markets.
Keywords: Cross-delisting; Financial constraints; Information asymmetry; Investment-to-cash flow sensitivity; Cash-to-cash flow sensitivity
JEL Classification: F30; F31; G15; G30
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