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Cass Talks podcast: Meziane Lasfer questions capital-raising strategies

Wednesday, 4 November, 2009

The fifth interview in the new Cass Talks interview series is published today and features Meziane Lasfer, Professor of Finance, who questions whether companies are taking the right strategy in this economic climate as they seek to raise capital.
Professor Lasfer says it is strange companies are not advised to issue units instead of shares. Unit offerings consist of bundles of common stock and warrants, sold together as a package, but traded separately in the aftermarket. Although units are more common in initial public offerings, they are still sometimes used in seasoned equity offerings in other countries, such as France. They offer a number of advantages to both shareholders and the company.
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