On the benefits of concurrent lending and underwriting

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Journal Article

This paper examines whether there are efficiencies that benefit issuers and underwriters when a financial intermediary concurrently lends to an issuer while also underwriting its public securities offering. We find issuers, particularly noninvestmentgrade issuers for whom informational economies of scope are likely to be large, benefit through lower underwriter fees and discounted loan yield spreads. Underwriters, both commercial banks as well as investment banks, engage in concurrent lending and provide price discounts, albeit in different ways. We find concurrent lending helps underwriters build relationships, increasing the probability of receiving current and future business.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Drucker, S; Puri, M

Published Date

  • December 1, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 2763 - 2799

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-1082

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1540-6261.2005.00816.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus