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Initial Public Offerings

The mechanics and performance of IPOs

By Arif Khurshed

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Initial Public Offerings

The mechanics and performance of IPOs

By Arif Khurshed

Jacket text

An initial public offering (IPO) – the occasion when a firm’s shares are issued to the public for the first time – is one of the most exciting events in the life of a company, providing new opportunities for the business, its managers and for investors. IPOs thus attract a lot of attention from stock market researchers, academics and investors seeking to understand more about how they work and how the shares of IPO companies perform once they are listed.

In this new book, Arif Khurshed delves into the history of IPOs on the London Stock Exchange, explains the mechanics of how IPOs are arranged and how they are priced, and provides an analysis – with detailed but lucid reference to past academic studies – of how the shares of IPO companies perform in the short and long term.

The book provides valuable insight into many fundamental IPO matters, including:
– the different methods of flotation that are used,
– the alternative ways in which IPO shares are priced,
– how common it is for IPO shares to over or underperform,
– the survival of IPO firms once they are listed.

There are also detailed case studies of a number of high-profile IPOs, including those of Google, Visa and MoneySupermarket.

If you are an academic, finance professional or serious investor looking to broaden your knowledge of stock market flotations then you will find Initial Public Offerings to be an indispensable guide.

Reviews

“Everything you want to know about IPOs in the UK.”

– Prof. Jay R. Ritter, Cordell Professor of Finance, University of Florida

“A practical overview of initial public offerings with useful academic insights.”

РProf. Fran̤ois Derrien, Professor of Finance, HEC Paris

“A fascinating read. The case studies illustrate the practical implications of dealing with IPOs. A must-read.”

– Dr. Silvio Vismara, Associate Professor of Finance, University of Bergamo

“This condensed but nonetheless very thorough survey of IPOs will be invaluable to investors, corporate executives and finance students alike. Anyone looking at an IPO would be well advised to first pick up a copy of this book.”

– Dr. David Chambers, University Lecturer in Finance, Cambridge University

“Everything you want to know about IPOs in the UK.”

– Prof. Jay R. Ritter, Cordell Professor of Finance, University of Florida

“A practical overview of initial public offerings with useful academic insights.”

РProf. Fran̤ois Derrien, Professor of Finance, HEC Paris

“A fascinating read. The case studies illustrate the practical implications of dealing with IPOs. A must-read.”

– Dr. Silvio Vismara, Associate Professor of Finance, University of Bergamo

“This condensed but nonetheless very thorough survey of IPOs will be invaluable to investors, corporate executives and finance students alike. Anyone looking at an IPO would be well advised to first pick up a copy of this book.”

– Dr. David Chambers, University Lecturer in Finance, Cambridge University

Media coverage

From MoneyMaker Magazine:

An initial public offering (IPO) ? the occasion when a firm?s shares are issued to the public for the first time ? is one of the most exciting events in the life of a company, providing new opportunities for the business, its managers and for investors. IPOs have considerable appeal since they allow investors to… Read more »

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Contents

Acknowledgements
About the Author
Preface

1. An Introduction to IPOs
1.1 The life cycle of companies
1.2 Why companies conduct IPOs
1.3 Company preparation for an IPO

2. A History of IPOs
2.1 The London Stock Exchange
2.2 Regulatory and administrative history of UK IPOs
2.3 A brief history of IPOs in the UK since 1945
2.4 High-profile UK and international IPOs

3. Mechanics of IPOs
3.1 Methods of flotation
3.2 The timetable of an IPO
3.3 How IPOs are priced
3.4 Applying for IPO shares
3.5 How IPO shares are allocated
3.6 Trading IPO shares
3.7 The grey market

4. The Performance and Survival of IPOs
4.1 How IPOs perform when trading in their shares commences
4.2 The survival of IPOs
4.3 An analysis of the performance of UK privatisation IPOs

5. Investing in IPOs
5.1 Where to find information on firms planning an IPO
5.2 The IPO prospectus
5.3 What else to look out for in an IPO firm
5.4 Ten summary rules for IPO investments

Bibliography
Index



Published: 09/05/2011
Edition: 1st
Pages: 164
Formats: Paperback - ISBN 9781905641154
eBook - ISBN 9780857191373
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