cooling-off period


The period after a company's prospectus has been filed with the SEC and before the IPO, during which the company's relations with investors are greatly restricted. Usually lasts 20 days. also called waiting period.

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You should always try to make sure that you get a good rest and recoup during any cooling-off period of time.

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The cooling-off period was appreciated, although the investors may not have valued the silence as much as the start up founders.

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Our start-up was in a cooling-off period, which greatly frustrated Gary, because he wanted to be in touch with Justin, his longtime friend and investor of this new venture.

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