An initial public offering is the process by which a private company "goes public," offering shares for purchase by the public. IPOs allow businesses to gain capital and to shift ownership.

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What Happens at an IPO Roadshow
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What are the different types of IPOs for a private company to hold?
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Direct Public Offering (DPO)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 10: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) before the Opening Bell at the NYSE as the ride-hailing company Uber makes its highly anticipated initial public offering (IPO) on May 10, 2019 in New York City. Uber will start trading on the New York Stock Exchange after raising $8.1 billion in the biggest U.S. IPO in five years.Thousands of Uber and other app based drivers protested around the country on Wednesday to demand better pay and working conditions including sick leave, overtime and a minimum wage.
How Does an IPO Get Valued?
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5 Tips for Investing in IPOs
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Greenshoe Options: An IPO's Best Friend
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IPO vs. Staying Private: What's the Difference?
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How an Initial Public Offering (IPO) Is Priced
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When Did Facebook (Meta) Go Public?
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New Issue
What Is Underpricing an IPO?
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Etsy: How It's Fared Since Its 2015 IPO
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Best Efforts
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Keeping Control of Your Business After the IPO
Going Public
What Is a Hot IPO?
What Is a Reallowance?
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Freed Up
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Devolvement
Market Out Clause
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What Does Forced Initial Public Offering Mean?
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Offering
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Flotation
Do Underwriters Guarantee to Sell an Entire IPO Issue?
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Preliminary Prospectus
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Stabilizing Bid Definition
Capital Base
What are the Three Phases of a Completed Initial Public Offering (IPO) Transformation Process?
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Initial Public Offering (IPO)
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What Is Freeriding?
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What Defines a Venture Capital-Backed IPO?
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What Does Laddering Mean?
What Does Hot Issue Mean?
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Introduction to Public Offering Price (POP)
What Does Minority IPO Mean?
What Does Western Account Mean?
What Is an Undivided Account?
What Does Reverse Greenshoe Option Mean?
What Does Primary Distribution Mean?
What Does Back-Door Listing Mean?
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How to Track Upcoming Initial Public Offering (IPOs)
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What does the underwriter do in a new stock offering?
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