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What Does IPO Mean?

IPO or Initial Public Offering is the first sale of a company’s shares to the public to raise capital to finance expansion, raise money for its current private shareholders and rebalance the balance sheet, among other reasons. It is done by listing the shares on a stock exchange. Thus, through an IPO the business moves from being privately-held to being publicly-owned and traded on the stock exchange.

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