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best efforts

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A term used in US agreements for underwriting a stock issue in which the securities house undertakes to use its best efforts to sell an issue for the issuer, but makes no guarantee that it...

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flotation

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — Law.

To float a company is to have it listed on a stock market for the first time, making its shares publicly tradeable. See Australian Securities Exchange; listed corporation; listing rules.

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initial public offering

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — Accounting.

(IPO)

The first sale of stock by a private company to the public. An IPO represents the transition from private ownership to public trading. The public offering is accompanied by a...

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issue by tender

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Accounting.

A type of offer for sale in which an issuing house asks investors to tender for a new issue of shares or other securities, which are then allocated to the highest bidders. It is usual for...

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issue price

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Accounting.

The percentage of principal or par value at which the price of a new issue of securities is made. This price may be at par, at a discount from par ...

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offer for sale

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

An invitation to the general public to purchase the stock of a company through an intermediary, such as an issuing house or merchant bank (compare offer by prospectus); it is one of the...

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