IPO

IPO
A company's first sale of stock to the public. securities offered in an IPO are often, but not always, those of young, small companies seeking outside equity capital and a public market for their stock. investors purchasing stock in IPOs generally must be prepared to accept considerable risks for the possibility of large gains. IPOs by investment companies (closed-end funds ) usually include underwriting fees that represent a load to buyers. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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See initial public offer. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
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initial public offering (IPO)
A company's first sale of stock to the public. Companies making an IPO are seeking outside equity capital and a public market for their stock. Exchange Handbook Glossary
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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
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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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Initial Public Offering (IPO)
The first time a company makes its shares available for sale to the public. NYSE Euronext Glossary

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IPO IPO noun [singular] FINANCE
initial public offering; an occasion when a company issue S (= makes available ) shares on a stockmarket for the first time:

• Its planned IPO was postponed after the stock market crash.

• The trend is another sign that the IPO market is becoming even more risky for investors.

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   Initial Public Offering. The first offering of shares to the public by a privately owned company. IPOs are used by companies to raise new funds, or achieve a listing on an exchange. The issuer normally offers the shares to the public through an underwriter who sets the price, promotes the offering and usually guarantees to take the shares at a certain price, to protect the issuer against adverse market movements. Also known as a flotation or going public.
   ► See also Flotation, Going Public.

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IPO UK US /ˌaɪpiːˈəʊ/ US  /-ˈoʊ/ noun [C, usually singular] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
ABBREVIATION for initial public offering: the first sale of a company's shares to the public: »

Is the plan to acquire further businesses and then go for an IPO?

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The company said the IPO price was likely to be announced next week.

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Mexican retailer files to list shares on IPO Market.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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