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Large Shareholding and Firm Value in the Alternative Investment Market (AIM)

Mona Mortazian (), Seyedeh Asieh H. Tabaghdehi () and Bryan Mase ()
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Mona Mortazian: Brunel University London
Seyedeh Asieh H. Tabaghdehi: Regents University London
Bryan Mase: Brunel University London

Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, 2019, vol. 26, issue 2, 229-252

Abstract: Abstract This paper investigates the impact of non-managerial and managerial blockholders on the value of the firms listed in the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). This study mainly investigates whether the effect of blockholders on firm value is due to the AIM high ownership concentration and low investor protection. The primary empirical finding, using GMM, justifies that non-managerial and managerial blockholders in the AIM affect the firm value in different ways. Non-managerial blockholders in the AIM improve the firm value by monitoring managers when their block sizes are up to 32%. However, when their block sizes exceed 32%, the blockholders expropriate other shareholders.

Keywords: Corporate governance; Alternative Investment Market (AIM); Managerial blockholders; Firm value; Tobin’s Q; Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G23 G32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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