Introduction to IPOs

Introduction to IPOs

James Eves

30 years: Equity capital markets

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

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

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Introduction to IPOs

13 mins 15 secs

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

  • Explain why IPOs trade up on average

  • Learn the pros and cons of doing an IPO

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