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Seth Armitage

Professor, University of Edinburgh Business School, UK
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Seth Armitage is a professor of finance and head of the accounting and finance group at the University of Edinburgh Business School. His research is mainly in the area of corporate finance and includes projects on rights issues and open offers, the cost of capital, the role of banks in funding companies, and mutual financial institutions. He is author of The Cost of Capital: Intermediate Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2005). He was on the faculty of the University of Edinburgh from 1989 to 2002, and before rejoining in 2007 he was head of the Department of Accounting and Finance at Heriot-Watt University.

Articles by this Author

  • Equity Issues by Listed Companies: Rights Issues and Other Methods
    by Seth Armitage
    This article is about issues of shares to investors by companies that are already listed on a stock exchange. Such issues are often called rights issues, although in fact the rights issue is only one of several issue methods used. Other methods will also be discussed here. A generic term for issues by listed companies is seasoned equity offers (SEOs).

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