We find that Singapore listed firms which have conducted private placements subsequently experience long-run stock underperformance. The long-run underperformance is more severe for small firms and firms with a higher book-to-market ratio. This suggests that small firms and firms with poorer growth prospects are more likely to time the issue when the stock is temporarily overvalued. Further more, we find a positive relation between the long-run stock performance and the change in ownership concentration of the issuing firms, which is consistent with the alignment-of-interests hypothesis. We do not find evidence supporting the earnings-management hypothesis.
Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, Vol.5, No.3, pp.417-438