initial public offering


: the first sale of a company's stock to the public

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Recent Examples on the Web Marketing software company Klaviyo priced its initial public offering at $30 per share on Tuesday evening, raising about $576 million, according to reports from Bloomberg and Reuters that cite sources familiar with the deal. Aaron Pressman,, 19 Sep. 2023 Trading under the ticker CART, Instacart had set a price of $30 per share for its initial public offering. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 19 Sep. 2023 The shares had popped 25% in regular trading Thursday, after the initial public offering was priced a day earlier at $51. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, 15 Sep. 2023 The Endeavor Group, a CAA rival, acquired full control of the wrestling business Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2021 ahead of Endeavor’s initial public offering. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 7 Sep. 2023 Digital World said in filings connected to its initial public offering in September 2021 that the merger proceedings would probably take about a year. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, 5 Sep. 2023 David Paul Morris—Bloomberg via Getty Images Inc. is in talks to join other tech companies as an anchor investor in Arm Ltd.’s initial public offering, according to a person familiar with the situation, part of preparations for a deal that could raise as much as $10 billion. Bloomberg, Fortune, 9 Aug. 2023 VinFast, the country’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, is now selling its sleek SUVs in California and recently held an initial public offering of its stock on Nasdaq. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2023 Co-founder Adam Neumann led a disastrous attempt at an initial public offering in 2019, resulting in his ouster as chief executive officer and necessitating a financial rescue from its major backer, SoftBank Group Corp. The Covid-19 pandemic dealt another blow. Lynn Doan, Fortune, 18 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Initial public offering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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