Public offering

The sale of registered securities by the issuer (or the underwriters acting in the interests of the issuer) in the public market. Also called public issue. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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public offering UK US noun [C or U] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE
an occasion when a company makes shares available, or the number of shares made available: »

The company will pay for part of the investment through a public offering of 15 million shares.

Compare IPO(Cf. ↑IPO), SECONDARY OFFERING(Cf. ↑secondary offering)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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