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accelerated bookbuild
add-on service
aftermarket
agreement among underwriters
all hands meeting
allocation notice
allotment
allottee
assimilation
back stop
banking syndicate
beauty contest
best effort
best efforts offering
blank check offering
blowout
book building
book running manager
bought deal
bracket
break issue
breaking the syndicate
broken ipo
broker loan
brought over the wall
bulge bracket
buy, strip and flip
calendar report
carve-out
cheap stock
circle
co-underwriter
collar
comfort letter
Comment Letter
comparables
competitive bid
competitive offering
completion
cooling-off period
Corporate Financing Committee
crossover investor
dated date
day to day (DTD)
Death Star IPO
deficiency letter
devolvement
direct financing
direct placement
Direct Public Offering
directed share program
distributing syndicate
distribution capability
DPO
dual syndicate equity offering
dual-class ownership
due diligence
due diligence meeting
Dutch auction
eating stock
effective date
effective spread
exit strategy
filing
final negotiations
final prospectus
firm commitment
firm commitment offering
first day close
flipping
floating security
flotation
flotation costs
follow on public offer (FPO)
forced initial public offering
Form S-1
free riding
friendly hands
friends and family offering
fully distributed issue
fund
general cash offer
general public distribution
going public
green shoe
gross proceeds
gross spread
group sale
gun jumping
hot IPO
hot issue
hot stock
house of issue
impact day
indication of interest
initial delivery
initial filing
Initial Public Offering
initial public offering spinning
institutional pot
intrastate offering
investment bank
investment banker
investment banking
investment banking group
IPO
IPO ETF
IPO halt
IPO lock up
IPO lock-up period
IPO spinning
issuance costs
issuance date
issue by tender
issue date
issue department
jointly and severally
jumping the gun
lead manager
lead underwriter
letter of comment
liquidity event
lockup period
management's discussion and analysis
managing underwriter
mezzanine bracket
mezzanine financing
mezzanine level
minority IPO
mispriced
NASD Form Fr-1
negotiated underwriting
new fund offer (NFO)
new issue
new listing
no par value share

offering
offering date
offering price
offering range
offering size
originate
originator
overallotment
overissue
oversubscribed
partial spinoff
penalty bid
period of digestion
pipeline
placement
pot
pot is clean
pre-IPO placement
pre-sold issue
preliminary prospectus
premium
presale order
price talk
primary distribution
primary market
primary offering
public company
public issue
public offering
public offering price
Public Securities Association
quiet filing
quiet period
quote-only period
reallowance
red herring
Registered Company
registered secondary offering
registration
registration fee
Registration Statement
Regulation A
release letter
repackaging
reverse acquisition
reverse greenshoe option
reverse merger
Reverse Takeover
right
rights issue
road show
round of funding
rule 2790
Rule 415
SCOR
SEC
SEC filing
secondary distribution
secondary liquidity
secondary market
secondary offering
Securities and Exchange Commission
selling concession
selling group
selling shareholders
severally but not jointly
shadow calendar
shelf offering
shelf registration
short-form registration
small corporate offering registration
special offering
spinning
stabilization
stagging
standby commitment
standby underwriting
subscribe
subscription
subscription period
subscription price
subsequent distribution
subsequent offering
syndicate
syndicate manager
syndicate member
tombstone
transferable underwriting facility (TRUF)
underbanked
underbooked
underpricing
undersubscription
underwrite
underwriter
underwriter's warrants
underwriting
underwriting agreement
underwriting group
underwriting spread
venture-capital-backed IPO
waiting period
when distributed
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