An IPO is an Initial Public Offering. This is the initial sale of stock to the public from private investors and holders of the company. There are several reasons why a company would issue stock to the public. Publicly traded stock allows the company to offer shares in mergers and acquisitions, easing the mechanism in purchasing other companies and lowering the cost. Publicly traded stock also allows the company to offer incentives to employees, by giving shares of stock. The greater exposure and publicity also help retain and attract talented employees and management. The value of a company is also higher compared to when it’s private. This is because increased levels of liquidity and transparency are more attractive to investors, who will allocate a higher multiple for the company’s value. The biggest downfall to a company issuing stock to the public is greater scrutiny from investors, as all financial records are made public. This comes in the form of an increase in legal and marketing costs, plus time spent with analysts and other investors explaining the inner workings of the company.

American Farmland IPO: This Could Revolutionize an Industry

By Friday, October 9, 2015
American_Farmland_IPOThe Importance of an American Farmland IPO Food shortages are a major worry for global policymakers, but an upcoming IPO by the American Farmland Co. may be a step in the right direction. The American Farmland IPO is a commercial venture, yes. But its implications for preventing food shortages shouldn’t be underestimated. By contrast,.

Pure Storage, Inc. IPO: Everything Investors Need to Know

By Wednesday, October 7, 2015
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SpaceX IPO: Why Asteroid Mining Could Launch a Precious Metals Boom

By Monday, October 5, 2015
SpaceX IPO: Mining for Asteroids Could Cause Precious Metals BoomSpaceX IPO Makes Asteroid Mining More Likely Although NASA is the most obvious beneficiary of a SpaceX Technologies Corp. initial public offering (IPO), other space-related firms will also reap the rewards. Planetary Resources Inc., which hopes to extract precious metals from asteroids, has already transported a test probe aboard.

Ferrari IPO: Is October 2nd the Date of its Wall Street debut?

By Thursday, October 1, 2015
Ferrari IPOFerrari IPO Roadshow Could Start as Early as Friday When can investors expect a Ferrari IPO? According to reports by CNBC and auto industry news outlets, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE:FCAU) could launch its “roadshow” ahead of the eagerly awaited initial public offering of its Ferrari brand as early Friday, October 2, 2015..

Boxlight Corp IPO: Here’s What You Need to Know

By Thursday, September 24, 2015
Boxlight-IPOMicrocap Projection Maker Boxlight Ready for Upcoming IPO Boxlight Corp (NASDAQ:BOXL) was supposed to go public last August or last July. However, the company expects to execute its initial public offering (IPO) on the NASDAQ, under the symbol “BOXL,” before the end of September. (Source: IPO Activity, NASDAQ.com, last accessed.

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