Negotiated Underwriting

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DEFINITION of 'Negotiated Underwriting'

A process in which both the purchase price and the offering price for a new issue are negotiated between the issuer and a single underwriter.

BREAKING DOWN 'Negotiated Underwriting'

The underwriter pays the issuer a purchase price, and the public pays the offering price. The spread between the purchase price and the public offering price represents the proceeds to the underwriter.

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