Venture Capital / Underwriting / IPOs Terms

  1. Absorbed

  2. After-Market Performance

  3. Aftermarket Report

  4. Allocation Notice

  5. Allotment

  6. Assimilation

  7. At A Discount

  8. Auction

  9. Back Door Listing

  10. Baptism of Fire

  11. Best Efforts

  12. Book Building

  13. Booster Shot

  14. Break Issue

  15. Bridge Financing

  16. Buy, Strip And Flip

  17. Capital Base

  18. Capitalization Change

  19. Carve-Out

  20. Cheap Stock

  21. Closed-End Fund

  22. Closed-End Management Company

  23. Competitive Bid

  24. Crossover Investor

  25. David F. D'Alessandro

  26. Deal Flow

  27. Death Star IPO

  28. Depository Trust Company Tracking - DTCT

  29. Direct Public Offering - DPO

  30. Discounts For Lack Of Marketability - DLOM

  31. Distributing Syndicate

  32. Dog And Pony Show

  33. Drive-By Deal

  34. Dutch Auction

  35. Eating Stock

  36. Effective Date

  37. Equity Capital Market - ECM

  38. Euroequity

  39. Exit Strategy

  40. Financing

  41. Firm Commitment

  42. Flipper

  43. Flotation

  44. Follow On Public Offer - FPO

  45. Follow-On Offering

  46. Forced Initial Public Offering - IPO

  47. Freed Up

  48. Friendly Hands

  49. Friends and Family Shares

  50. Going Public

  51. Greensheet

  52. Grey Market

  53. Gross Spread

  54. Gun Jumping

  55. Halted Issue

  56. Hot IPO

  57. Hot Issue

  58. Impact Day

  59. Initial Offering Date

  60. Initial Public Offering - IPO

  61. Installment Receipt

  62. IPO ETF

  63. IPO Lock-Up

  64. Laddering

  65. Lead Underwriter

  66. Liquidity Event

  67. Liquidity Path

  68. Lock-Up Period

  69. Market Overhang

  70. Market Standoff Agreement

  71. Mezzanine Financing

  72. Minority IPO

  73. Muppet Bait

  74. NASD Rule 2790

  75. National Association Of Certified Valuation Analysts - NACVA

  76. New Fund Offer - NFO

  77. New Issue

  78. Non-Marginable Securities

  79. Offering

  80. Offering Circular

  81. One-Way Market

  82. Overallotment

  83. Oversubscribed

  84. Participating Convertible Preferred Share - PCP

  85. Pathfinder Prospectus

  86. Penalty Bid

  87. Pilot Fishing

  88. Pitchbook

  89. Placement

  90. Pot Is Clean

  91. Pre-IPO Placement

  92. Pre-Money Valuation

  93. Preliminary Prospectus

  94. Price Band

  95. Primary Distribution

  96. Primary Offering

  97. Private Equity

  98. Public Company

  99. Public Offering

  100. Public Offering Price - POP

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