initial public offer
(IPO)
The process by which a company obtains a first listing for its securities on an investment exchange and offers securities to the public for the first time.
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  • initial public offer — A share issue done when a company comes to the market for the first time. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary * * * initial public offer initial public offer ➔ offer2 * * * initial public offer UK US noun [C, usually singular]… …   Financial and business terms

  • Initial Public Offer — first offering to the public of a company s shares on the stock market, IPO …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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 …   Financial and business terms

  • initial public offering — ( 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… …   Financial and business terms

  • initial public offering — noun a corporation s first offer to sell stock to the public • Syn: ↑IPO, ↑initial offering • Hypernyms: ↑commerce, ↑commercialism, ↑mercantilism * * * noun, pl ⋯ ings [count] : the first sale of a company s stock to the public …   Useful english dictionary

  • initial public offering — IPO The first sale of shares by a private limited company to the public. It can be difficult to set an issue price that will be low enough to attract sufficient investors to take up the whole issue and yet high enough to give the company the… …   Accounting dictionary

  • initial public offering — IPO The first sale of shares by a private limited company to the public. It can be difficult to set an issue price that will be low enough to attract sufficient investors to take up the whole issue and yet high enough to give the company the… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • initial public offering — /ɪˌnɪʃ(ə)l ˌpʌblɪk ɒf(ə)rɪŋ/ noun US the process of offering new shares in a corporation for sale to the public as a way of launching the corporation on the Stock Exchange. Abbreviation IPO (NOTE: The UK term is offer for sale.) …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • Follow On Public Offer - FPO — An issuing of shares to investors by a public company that is already listed on an exchange. An FPO is essentially a stock issue of supplementary shares made by a company that is already publicly listed and has gone through the IPO process. FPOs… …   Investment dictionary

  • initial offer — ➔ offer2 * * * initial offer UK US noun [C] FINANCE ► the first amount of money that a person or company offers in their attempt to buy a property, another company, etc.: »Sky s initial offer of £8 million was rejected. → See also INITIAL PUBLIC… …   Financial and business terms

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