sale of private corporate shares to the public through an initial public offering
The redistribution of a block of stock sometime after it has been sold by the issuing company.
Public sale of previously issued securities held by large investors, institutions or affiliated persons.
A term generally applied to an offering made after an initial public offering.
An IPO in which privately held shares in a corporation are sold to the public.
When a public company issues additional shares to the public.
An offering of securities, usually shares of common stock after the company is already public. The secondary offering can consist of shares owned by officers, directors and principal shareholders, new shares issued by the company, or a combination of both.
an offering to the public usually by insiders (officers and key employees) of the company of their already issued shares
a public offering of shares in a company that usually takes place around six months after the IPO
a registered offering by a current shareholder of a large block of a security which has been previously issued to the public
Public sale of previously issued securities held by large investors, usually corporations or institutions.
Public sale of previously issued securities that have been held by corporations, institutions or other large investors.
The most common form of secondary offering occurs when an investor (usually a company, but sometimes an individual) sells to the public a large block of shares or other securities it has been holding in its portfolio. In a sale of this kind, all of the profits go to the seller rather than the company that issued the securities in the first place. Secondary offerings can also originate with the issuing companies themselves. In these cases, a company issues shares of its stock over and above those sold in its initial public offering (IPO), usually in order to raise additional capital.
The sale of securities by a selling stockholder rather than by the company. The term is also used to describe public offerings of a company subsequent to the IPO, even though most or all of the securities are being sold by the company.
A sale of securities in which one or more major stockholders in a company sell all or a large portion of their holdings.
After a company has completed its IPO, it engages in a secondary offering whenever additional shares of the company's stock are offered for sale to public investors. In a secondary offering, shares may be offered for sale either by the public company or by some of its "inside" selling stockholders, or both.
An offering, generally through an underwriting, of securities already issued and owned by a selling shareowner. This occurs when the number of shares to be sold is considered too large for the trading market to absorb without harmful effects on the market price. A secondary offering is often included with a primary offering made at the same time by the company. When there is a secondary offering included in the initial public offering, some investors believe it shows a lack of faith and an effort by the selling shareowners to bail out. The term secondary offering is frequently misused to apply when a company makes its second public offering.
The sale of securities by an issuer or underwriter after a company's securities have already begun trading publicly.
A secondary public placement of securities used by a firm's founders, other pre-public owners, and some post-public holders of the securities to "cash out" of the firm in which the securities distributed in a secondary public offering are purchased by the underwriters directly from the pre-public owners and not from the firm
sale to the public of previously issued securities that are held by large investors
A registered offering of a large block of a security that has been previously issued to the public. The blocks being offered may have been held by large investors or institutions, and proceeds of the sale go to those holders, not the issuing company. Also called secondary distribution.