Going Public
July 24, 2013
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What It Is: An initial public offering (IPO) is the sale of equity in a company, generally in the form of shares of common stock, through an investment banking firm. These shares subsequently trade on a recognized stock market. For smaller, emerging companies, the stock market will probably be the Nasdaq SmallCap market or the Nasdaq National Market System.
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Forget IPO. The New Goal? Get Acquired
July 23, 2013
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Economists might explain the decline in IPOs through market conditions. The start-up and venture capital communities see it differently.

Remember when taking your company public seemed like a sure way to become a billionaire?

Those days may be over.
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