Initial Public Offering

Initial Public Offering
Initial Public Offering ( IPO)
The term used in America for a new share issue by a company coming to the stock market for the first time. Financial Services Glossary
Initial Public Offering ( IPO)
Also known as flotation, it is the company's first offer of shares in the stock market. The shares may be offered at face value or at a premium.
See also offer for sale. London Stock Exchange Glossary

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   ► See IPO.

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initial public offering UK US noun [C usually singular] (ABBREVIATION IPO, also initial public offer) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
the first sale of a company's shares to the public: »

The company raised $90 million in its initial public offering.


It closed at $100.34, up from the initial public offering price of $85.


an initial public offering of shares/stock

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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