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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishIPOIPO /ˌaɪ piː ˈəʊ $ -ˈoʊ/ noun [countable]  (initial public offering) the first time that stock in a company is available for the public to buy on the stock market
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IPOLast quarter, about $ 19. 88 billion was raised through more than 200 IPOs, according to Securities Data.Despite IPO preparations, the new team is still very open to an acquisition offer depending on the price offered.The largest IPO of the year may be electrical utility Enel SpA, which the government hopes to spin off.In addition, 1995 was characterized by some large-scale IPOs from household names.I love and am repelled by the whole IPO game.
From Longman Business DictionaryIPOIPO noun [singular]FINANCE initial public offering; an occasion when a company ISSUEs (=makes available) shares on a stockmarket for the first timeIts planned IPO was postponed after the stock market crash.The trend is another sign that the IPO market is becoming even more risky for investors.
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