How does the relationship between multiple large shareholders affect corporate valuations? Evidence from China
Date of Original Version
This study analyzes how the relationship between non-controlling and controlling large shareholders affects corporate valuations. Using data from the Chinese market, we find that a firm's value is lower when its non-controlling large shareholders have a relationship with its controlling shareholder. In addition, higher ownership stakes and board representation of relational non-controlling large shareholders are associated with lower firm value. This effect is more pronounced when the agency conflicts between the controlling and minority shareholders are greater. Our findings suggest that it is important to consider the identities of non-controlling shareholders when examining the effects of multiple large shareholders on corporate governance or firm value.
Journal of Economics and Business
Cheng, Minying, Bingxuan Lin, and Minghai Wei. "How does the relationship between multiple large shareholders affect corporate valuations? Evidence from China." Journal of Economics and Business 70, (2013): 43-70. doi:10.1016/j.jeconbus.2012.12.003.