An initial public offering (IPO) is the first time that the stock of a private company (Links to an external site.) is offered to the public. IPOs are often issued by smaller, younger companies seeking capital to expand, but they can also be done by large privately owned. (Links to an external site.) companies looking to become publicly traded. In an IPO, the issuer. (Links to an external site.) obtains the assistance of an underwriting (Links to an external site.) firm, which helps determine what type of security to issue, the best offering price (Links to an external site.), the amount of shares to be issued and the time to bring it to market.
Read the IPO Basics Case Presented By Harvard.
- In a 2 -3 page essay (single-spaced within paragraphs and double-spaced between paragraphs, 12 PT TImes New Roman Font), indicate what you have learned from this case. Be detailed, talk about underwriter fees or the Green Shoe Provision. Be specific.
- The IPO Calendar is located here: http://www.nasdaq.com/markets/ipos/ (Links to an external site.) and provides a snapshot of recently filed IPOs (and those being withdrawn). What do analysts believe to be the prognosis for the IPO industry.
I will upload the case study as soon as you take the question