Follow On Public Offer - FPO


DEFINITION of '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.

BREAKING DOWN 'Follow On Public Offer - FPO'

FPOs are popular methods for companies to raise additional equity capital in the capital markets through a stock issue. Public companies can also take advantage of an FPO issuing an offer for sale to investors, which is made through an offer document. FPOs should not be confused with IPOs, as IPOs are the initial public offering of equity to the public while FPOs are supplemantary issues made after a company has been established on an exchange.

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