IPOs Terms and Definitions

all hands meeting
all or none
allocation
beauty contest
best effort
book running manager
bought deal
break issue
broken IPO
co-underwriter
comparables
completion
day to day (DTD)
direct public offering (DPO)
final negotiations
final prospectus
firm commitment
first day close
Form S-1
green shoe
gross spread
gun-jumping
hot issue
indication of interest
initial public offering (IPO)
IPO halt
lock up period
new issue
offering price
offering range
offering size
order book
oversubscribed
penalty bid
pre-IPO prospectus
preliminary prospectus
primary market
proceeds
quiet filing
quote-only period
red herring prospectus
roadshow
stabilization
subscribe
subscription
subscription period

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