Abstract: Combining agency theory and information asymmetry literature this paper examines the controversial relationship between family ownership and the stock market reaction to a divestiture event. We employ a unique dataset of 265 divestiture transactions in West European countries. We reveal that in presence of high information asymmetries the stock market’s positive reaction will be lowered by a higher perception of the risk of opportunistic behaviours that controlling owners may carry out to the detriment of minority shareholders.

INFORMATION ASYMMETRIES, FAMILY OWNERSHIP AND DIVESTITURE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE FROM WESTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES / Peruffo, Enzo; Oriani, Raffaele; Alessandra, Perri. - (2011).

INFORMATION ASYMMETRIES, FAMILY OWNERSHIP AND DIVESTITURE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE FROM WESTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

PERUFFO, ENZO;ORIANI, RAFFAELE;
2011

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Abstract: Combining agency theory and information asymmetry literature this paper examines the controversial relationship between family ownership and the stock market reaction to a divestiture event. We employ a unique dataset of 265 divestiture transactions in West European countries. We reveal that in presence of high information asymmetries the stock market’s positive reaction will be lowered by a higher perception of the risk of opportunistic behaviours that controlling owners may carry out to the detriment of minority shareholders.
INFORMATION ASYMMETRIES, FAMILY OWNERSHIP AND DIVESTITURE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE FROM WESTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES / Peruffo, Enzo; Oriani, Raffaele; Alessandra, Perri. - (2011).
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