Institutional investors and firm performance: Evidence from IPOs

Allen Michel, Jacob Oded*, Israel Shaked

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We investigate the post-IPO evolution of institutional investor holdings and the manner in which operating performance is related to these holdings. During the first year after the IPO, average institutional holdings increase from 24% to 36% of shares outstanding and stabilize at about 42% by the end of the second year. We document that post-IPO operating performance is positively related to institutional holdings, but this relation subsides in the third year after the IPO. Overall, our findings indicate that institutional ownership is a valid indicator of the firm's operating performance in its initial years as a public company.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101099
JournalNorth American Journal of Economics and Finance
StatePublished - Jan 2020


  • Agency
  • Equity issuance
  • IPO
  • Institutional investors
  • Operating performance
  • Ownership structure


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