Uncertainty, prospectus content, and the pricing of initial public
Nicholas Crain, Robert Parrino, Raji Srinivasan
JOURNAL OF EMPIRICAL FINANCE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021
This study reports evidence on the relation between the pre-market due diligence and book-building processes in determining initial public offering (IPO) share prices. The evidence suggests that there is a complementarity between these processes that has not been discussed in the literature. We find that when there is greater uncertainty regarding the value of the shares, more information of the type that investors are likely to have a comparative advantage in evaluating tends to be included in the offering prospectus prior to the roadshow. The increase in these disclosures is, in turn, associated with greater information discovery during book-building.