Introduction to IPOs

Introduction to IPOs

James discusses what an IPO is, why firms issue them and the process of doing so.
Overview

Many companies choose to “go public” through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to access a wider pool of capital and to ensure shares are clearly valued and liquid. Although, some companies refrain from an IPO as it is time consuming and expensive, largely due to the ongoing disclosure requirements.

Key learning objectives:

  • Define an IPO

  • Discuss the pros and cons of doing an IPO

  • Explain why IPOs trade up on average

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