Alternative Methods Of Convergence Toward U.S. Market And Legal Regulations: Cross-Listing Vs. Merging With U.S. Bidders
Source: University of Arkansas
Non-U.S. firms have two options to converge toward U.S. capital market and legal regulations - to cross-list in the U.S. or to agree to be acquired by a U.S. bidder. The authors show that companies that have lower growth opportunities, are more capital intensive, and seek bonding benefits through compliance with U.S. exchange (rather than OTC market) requirements are more likely to be acquired, and that firms from civil law countries tend to cross-list.