A company's first sale of stock to the public under the rules of the SEC. 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.
Initial Public Offering or IPO is when shares in a company are offered to outside investors for the first time and simultaneously the company arranges to have its shares listed on a recognized stock exchange. This is also known as flotation.
The first sale of stock by a company to the public. see also flipping, Form S-1, going public, gross proceeds, registration statement, subsequent offering, cooling-off period, hot issue, mezzanine financing, new issue, offering, road show, venture capital.
The first offering of shares by a company to the public. This is usually used by young, small companies, in order to raise new funds or achieve a listing on an exchange. Investors buying shares in IPOs are exposed to 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. (also known as going public).
The sale of shares to the public by a company for the first time. Prior to an IPO, companies that sell shares to investors are considered privately held. This is the first time that a company has tried to raise funds on a public market such as a stock exchange. Terms used to describe this are flotation, float, going public, listing when a company obtains a quotation on a stock market (see paragraph 18, Section IV above).
The primary market of the stock market, i.e. the very first offering of shares being made to the public by a company. If the same company issues more shares to the public, these are referred to as new issue shares. Proceeds from the IPO go to the issuer. The issuer normally offers to the public through an underwriter who sets the price and promotes the offering. Initial public offerings can take place in the over the counter market or, if the company has met the listing requirements, on a stock exchange.
An IPO is the first public issuance of stock by a company. After the initial offering, the stock begins trading to the general public and the price may fluctuate up or down based on the supply and demand for the shares.
An invitation to the general public to purchase the stock of a company through an intermediary, such as an issuing house or a merchant bank. It is one of the most frequently used means of flotation. An offer for sale can be in one of two forms: at a fixed price (the more usual), which required some form of balloting or rationing if the demand for the shares exceeds supply or an issue by tender in which case individuals offer to purchase a fixed quantity of stock at or above some minimum price and the stock is allocated to the highest bidders. Also known as Public Offering.
the first offering of stock by a company to the public. New public offerings must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. An IPO is one of the methods that a startup that has achieved significant success can use to raise additional capital for further growth. See Qualified IPO.
Occurs when a company registers its stock with a public recognized Stock Exchange and can sell equity ownership in the company to the public. Access is gained to a source of capital, which did not previously exist. There are numerous reporting and compliance issues to deal with from this point forward which could involve a considerable expense. Stock that is publicly traded on a Stock Exchange provides the owner with an established price and a market in which to buy or sell.
An issue of new stock by a once private company to transform itself into a publicly held one. IPO's are usually done to raise cash for growing young companies that need larger sources of capital than the private sector can provide. The new shares are sold to one or more investment banks, which then sell them to the public.
An offering of usually common stock in a company so that the company becomes ‘publicly traded’ on a recognized stock exchange. The issuance of an IPO is usually for the purposes of obtaining additional capitalization for the company. The purchasers of stock in a publicly trading company become pro rated owners of that company which is said to be publicly-held, and must report it’s financial status regularly to the SEC.
a suitable technique for larger (usually more profitable and well operated) companies that are capable of engaging a number of investors and, therefore, promotes wide participation in the share capital and wider distribution of riches
An initial public offering by a company is the initial offering by a company to the public as an investment opportunity. Companies are only allowed to make such an offering after having satisfied the requirements as set by the S.E.C.
A scheme whereby those with the most information (investment banks) attempt to sell part of a company to those with the least information (the public) using a compensation model that rewards the investment bank and company more the higher the IPO price is. Monte Carlo Simulation A technique that demonstrates what an achievement it is for a trader to generate actual trading results that are consistently worse than random.
The sale or distribution of the privately-held stock of a Portfolio Company on public markets for the first time. This is a common Exit Mechanism for private equity funds, especially venture capital funds.
The first sale of a company's stock on the NASDAQ, Amex, NYSE or other market. Because IPOs can shoot up in value, those who can secure such new stock at its opening may realize quick profits; often the average person is unable to secure any of these opening shares.
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. IPO's are usually considered high-risk investments.
This is the event of a company first selling its shares to the public. Due to unseasoned trading and lack of information, equities are often referred to as IPOs for months, if not years, following their debuts.
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 very large risks for the possibility of large gains. IPO's by investment companies (closed end funds) usually contain underwriting fees which represent a load to buyers.
A company's first sale of shares (stock) to the general public. The company is said to be "going public". Abbreviation: IPO. INMEX Malaysia -- A maritime conference and exhibition taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The sale or distribution of a stock of a portfolio company to the public for the first time. IPOs are often an opportunity for the existing investors (often venture capitalists) to receive significant returns on their original investment. During periods of market downturns or corrections the opposite is true.
(IPO) first time a company sells stock to the public. An IPO is a type of a primary offering, which occurs whenever a company sells new stock, and differs from a secondary offering, which is the public sale of previously issued securities, usually held by insiders.
The main reason for an IPO is mostly raising equity capital. Negotiable legal forms of companies are joint-stock companies (AG), associations limited by shares (KGaA) and hybrid forms as GmbH & Co. KGaA. Also known as going public.
The first offering of a company's Shares to the public, also known as a flotation. IPO was originally an American term but is increasingly being used across all world markets. The Shares offered may be existing ones held privately, or the company may issue new Shares to offer to the public.
In particular: initial utilisation of the domestic share market in the wake of an increase in share capital or reallocation, i.e. shares in a company are offered for the first time for purchase by interested investors. With an IPO, in general, a stock exchange admission of the share capital is associated with adoption of the stock exchange quotation. From the company's standpoint, an IPO signifies the acquisition of risk capital from outside by using the share as a financing instrument.
An initial public offering, or IPO, is a company's first sale of stock to the public. Companies generally make an IPO for two principal reasons: 1) to raise capital, (for example, to finance existing operations, seek new business opportunities, or fuel future growth); and 2) to establish a public market for their stock.
An initial public offering (IPO) is the first sale of a corporation's common shares to public investors. The main purpose of an IPO is to raise capital for the corporation. While IPOs are effective at raising capital, they also impose heavy regulatory compliance and reporting requirements.