Initial Public Offering (IPO)

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.

Other Words for Initial

Initial Adjective Synonyms: original, primary, first, prime, beginning, incipient, inaugural, opening, introductory, commencing
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Other Words for Offering

Offering Noun Synonyms: sacrifice, oblation, contribution, donation, gift, present
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Other Words for Public

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
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Offering Date

Business / Finance / Offering Date: Date on which a new set of stocks or bonds will first be sold to the public. MORE

Offering Price

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

Secondary Offering

Business / Taxes / Secondary Offering: The most common form of secondary offering occurs when an investor, usually a corporation, but sometimes an individual, sells a large block of stock or other securities it has been holding in its port MORE

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