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Initial public offering (IPO)

What is an initial public offering?

An Initial Public Offering (IPO) is the process through which a private company goes public by selling its shares to the public for the first time. The IPO can be a way for the company to raise capital for expansion or for existing shareholders to sell their shares.

The process of going public is complex and regulated by entities like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the U.S. While an IPO can provide access to capital and increased visibility, it also comes with increased regulatory scrutiny and reporting requirements.

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