Business / Taxes / Initial Public Offering (IPO): When a company reaches a certain stage in its growth, it may decide to issue stock, or go public, with an initial public offering (IPO). The goal may be to raise capital, to provide liquidity for the existing shareholders, or a number of other reasons. Any company planning an IPO must register its offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In most cases, the company works with an investment bank, which underwrites the offering. That means buying all the shares at a set price and reselling them to the public with the expectation of making a profit.
Initial Adjective Synonyms: original, primary, first, prime, beginning, incipient, inaugural, opening, introductory, commencing
Offering Noun Synonyms: sacrifice, oblation, contribution, donation, gift, present
Public Noun Synonyms: communal, community, common, general, collective, universal, catholic, popular, worldwide
Public Adjective Synonyms: open, manifest, exposed, overt, projected, plain, obvious, apparent, patent, clear, clear-cut, acknowledged, known, admitted, visible, viewable, conspicuous
Business / Finance / Offering Date: Date on which a new set of stocks or bonds will first be sold to the public. MORE
Business / Taxes / Offering Price: A security's offering price is the price at which it is taken to market at the time of issue. It may also be called the public offering price. For example, when a stock goes public in an initial publi MORE