This paper investigates the short-run price performance of venture capital trust (VCT) initial public offerings (IPOs). We find a very small positive first-day market-adjusted average abnormal return of 0.056% for VCT IPOs. This positive return is non-existent at the end of the seventh and twenty-first trading days. The abnormal returns for VCT IPOs are much smaller than those for non-financial IPOs over the sample period. Furthermore, we find no trading activities in the short-run aftermarket of VCTs.
|Journal||Finance Research Letters|
|Early online date||27 Oct 2017|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2018|
- venture capital trusts
- initial public offerings
- abnormal returns