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Initial Public Offering

photo by Silveira Neto

photo by Silveira Neto

INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING (IPO)

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An initial public offering (IPO) is the first time that the public can purchase the stock of a private company. A company selects a firm to serve as underwriter, and that firm assists the issuing company in setting the type of issued security, amount of issued shares, offering price, and time to market.

helpful resources

Initial Public Offering selection at Investopedia