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Handbook of the Economics of Finance by Rene M. Stulz, M. Harris, George M. Constantinides

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Chapter 5

Investment Banking and Securities Issuance

Jay R. Ritter*    University of Florida, Gainesville* This chapter has benefited from comments from seminar participants at Emory University, the University of California at Davis, Korea University, Chung-Ang University (Korea), the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and City University of Hong Kong, and from Alon Brav, Hsuan-Chi Chen, Raghu Rau, René Stulz, Anand Vijh, Kent Womack, and Li-Anne Woo. The comments of Tim Loughran are particularly appreciated, as is research assistance from Donghang Zhang.

Abstract

This chapter analyzes the securities issuance process, focusing on initial public offerings (IPOs) and seasoned equity offerings (SEOs). The IPO literature documents three ...

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