offer for sale


offer for sale
An issue of shares by a company where investors are invited to buy the shares from an issuing house which has subscribed for the shares from the company. The issuing house may also buy shares from existing shareholders in the company and sell these on to investors as part of the new share issue. In rare circumstances, the company may issue no new shares and the issuing house only sells on shares held by existing shareholders. A method of issuing shares when a company is obtaining a listing for the first time. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
See also offer for subscription, intermediaries offer, placing and introduction. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
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A method of bringing a company to the market. The public can apply for shares directly at a fixed price. A prospectus containing details of the sale must be printed in a national newspaper. Exchange Handbook Glossary
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A method of bringing a company to the market. The public can apply for shares directly at a fixed price. Details of the sale must be printed in a national newspaper. London Stock Exchange Glossary

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offer for sale ˌoffer for ˈsale noun offers for sale PLURALFORM [countable usually singular]
FINANCE an occasion when a company offers shares for sale at a fixed price directly to the public, for example in newspaper advertisements:

• When companies sell securities, they need to decide between a fixed-price offer for sale, and an auction.

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offer for sale UK US noun [C] (plural offers for sale)
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET an occasion when new shares in a company are sold through a financial organization, rather than directly by the company itself: »

The €2 billion offer for sale of the Spanish oil company attracted many investors.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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