Institutional Ownership and Private Equity Placements: Evidence from Chinese Listed Firms

Qing He, Dongxu Li, Liping Lu, Terence Tai Leung Chong

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Abstract

This paper examines the impact of institutional ownership on the performance of private equity placements (PEPs) for listed firms in China. We find that the presence of institutional investors can alleviate the information asymmetries between listed firms and the market. The market reaction to PEP announcements is significantly smaller if there is a higher portion of institutional shareholdings. Long-term firm operational performance after PEPs is positively correlated with institutional shareholdings. Moreover, we find that the relationship between institutional shareholdings and PEP performance is mainly driven by nonlisted corporate investors and mutual funds. Finally, the relationship between PEP performance and institutional shareholdings is stronger in smaller PEP issuers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-346
Number of pages32
JournalInternational Review of Finance
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

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Placement
Private equity
Institutional ownership
Shareholding
China
Institutional investors
Market reaction
Business performance
Announcement
Mutual funds
Investors
Information asymmetry

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He, Qing ; Li, Dongxu ; Lu, Liping ; Chong, Terence Tai Leung. / Institutional Ownership and Private Equity Placements : Evidence from Chinese Listed Firms. In: International Review of Finance. 2019 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 315-346.
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Institutional Ownership and Private Equity Placements : Evidence from Chinese Listed Firms. / He, Qing; Li, Dongxu; Lu, Liping; Chong, Terence Tai Leung.

In: International Review of Finance, Vol. 19, No. 2, 01.06.2019, p. 315-346.

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