Description : A fully revised and updated second edition of the essential guide that tells you everything you want to know about IPOs in the UK. 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 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 second edition of Initial Public Offerings, 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 the short- and long-run performance of a number of high-profile IPOs, including those of Facebook, Alibaba and Royal Mail. 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.
Description : One of the biggest casualties of the aftermath of the dot com bubble was the IPO market. The early part of this century saw minimal IPO activity all over the world especially in western stock markets such as those of the UK and the US. However, for the last two or three years both firms considering an IPO and potential investors in those firms are back in business. 'The Investor's Guide to IPOs' is primarily written to benefit investors who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of the IPO market and to profit from investing in this market. The main aim of the book is to provide information on some fundamental questions related to investment in IPO markets such as how to pick up a good IPO investment and when is a good time to sell IPO shares. The book not only covers issues such as how to make an investment in the IPO market, it also throws light on what happens once an investment has been made.
Description : The continuous search for improved methods of public equity financing has resulted in the derivation of alternative models for listing companies on stock exchanges through so-called shell companies. Since such an entity has no operations of its own, its sole purpose is to find an operating company it can ultimately be merged with through the use of proceeds acquired from the initial shell listing. Axel Moeller seeks to answer the questions pertaining to the practical implementation of such alternative listing models in Germany from a law and economics perspective. In light of the fact that a legal framework with regard to shell listings does not exist, the underlying legal analysis is based on the accumulation of general principles derived from German business and capital markets law. From an economic and financial perspective, the ensuing analysis demonstrates the potential efficiency gains of a shell listing for small and medium-sized German enterprises.
Description : A major international study on corporate governance and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in twenty-one countries.
Description : The beginning of the new millennium was characterized by company scandals in accounting around the world. A transparent and fair presentation of financial statements is beneficial for capital market participants. Especially around initial public offerings different incentives of these players exist to influence financial statements in diverse aspects. Therefore, studies of earnings management try to identify abnormal behavior. Peter Ising covers additional aspects to shed light on substantial drivers of discretionary reporting behavior around going public. Factors like influence on real activities, industry affiliation, and specific years in the IPO process add further insight to this theoretical and practical topic. The dependence on these factors is high and confirms that company specifics are important for interpretation of financial results.
Description : In this practical guide to initial public offerings, Philippe Espinasse explains the pros and cons of turning private businesses into listed companies. In straightforward, jargon-free language he details the strategies, procedures, and documentation for different forms of listings, and describes the process of marketing and pricing an international IPO. The guide includes many real-life case studies, sample documents, an extensive glossary of terms, and a review of listing requirements for major stock exchanges. It also discusses recent developments in global equity capital markets. IPO: A Global Guideis applicable to any financial jurisdiction, including emerging markets with vibrant IPO activity in the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Intended for entrepreneurs, market practitioners and students, this guide will be essential reading for anyone planning to take a company to market. "A superb guide, from a master poacher turned gamekeeper." -David Charters, author ofTrust me, I'm a BankerandAt Bonus Time No-one Can Hear You Scream Philippe Espinassewas a senior investment banker for more than 19 years. He has worked on IPOs and capital markets transactions in 30 countries.
Description : Initial public offerings (IPOs) play a crucial role in allocating resources in market economies. Because of the enormous importance of IPOs, an understanding of how IPOs work is fundamental to an understanding of financial markets generally. Of particular interest is the puzzling existence of high initial returns to equity IPOs in the United States and other free-market economies. Audience: Designed for use by anyone wishing to perform further academic research in the area of IPOs and by those practitioners interested in IPOs as investment vehicles.
Description : With nearly all corporate disputes being resolved in settlements, drafting strong, enforceable settlement agreements is one of the most critical and challenging areas of corporate and commercial law practice today. Yet there has never been a single, comprehensive guide to the complex legal issues involved in negotiating, drafting and enforcing settlement agreements until Settlement Agreements in Commercial Disputes. Here, in two comprehensive volumes, including CD-Rom and forms, top experts offer insights gained from many years of litigation and dispute resolution experience to give you critical tools needed to prepare successful settlements: Sophisticated analysis of the law and its application Detailed planning of effective drafting techniques In-depth coverage of "hot issues," such as multi-party settlements and tax considerations Strategies for handling "special topics," such as tax and environmental concerns A time-saving library of model agreements on disk for a variety of disputes and jurisdictions Extensive case citations And much more Whether you are looking for the best way to handle a particularly troubling issue, or simply want to be sure you have anticipated every legal eventuality, Settlement Agreements in Commercial Disputes will give you the insights, information and guidance needed to prepare settlement agreements that meet your client's or company's objectives. Note: Online subscriptions are for three-month periods. Previous Edition: Settlement Agreements in Commercial Disputes: Negotiating, Drafting and Enforcement ISBN: 9780735514782
Description : A comprehensive look at the private equity arena With private equity differing from other asset classes, it requires a whole new approach for those trained in more traditional investments such as stocks and bonds. But with the right guidance, you can gain a firm understanding of everything private equity has to offer. This reliable resource provides a comprehensive view of private equity by describing the current state of research and best practices in this arena. Issues addressed include the structure of private equity funds and fundraising, the financial and real returns of private equity, and the structure of private equity investments with investees, to name a few. Discusses the role of private equity in today's financial environment Provides international perspectives on private equity Details the regulation of private equity markets Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, this book will provide you with a better understanding of private equity structures and put you in a better position to measure and analyze their performance.