Local Tech Wire

Filing to take companies public is costly and involves a long legal process, but the IPO decision does lead to better payoffs for firms that are looking to be acquired.

So says a new study from researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of South Florida that was published in the Journal of Business Venturing.

The study says companies that file for an IPO get as much as a 26 percent higher price over bids from a single buyer.

For details, read the at the Wall Street Journal.

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