What is an IPO?
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Written by Yanmo
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An Initial Public Offering (IPO) is the process of offering ownership of a private company to the public by selling stock on a stock exchange. Private companies offer their ownership to the public (also called, go public) for a variety of reasons.

A company may go public in order to raise more capital or to allow founders and early investors to get an exit (payout). 

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