Initial Public Offering (IPO)

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What is an Initial Public Offering (IPO)?

IPO means initial public offering. It’s often referred to as “going public”. It is the first time a company offers to sell shares of their stock to the general public. Before a company goes through an IPO, they are considered a private company. After they IPO, they are considered a public company because shares of their stock are now available for sale to the general public.