What is an IPO?

An Initial Public Offering (IPO) brings private companies to the public market.

It gives existing, internal shareholders a chance to sell their shares to institutions and retail investors. An IPO also allows the listing company to raise money.

Typically, an investment bank underwrites the process. The bank will determine fair value for a company's shares, buy the shares and then sell the shares to its network of funds, banks and investors through exchanges.

Stake prides itself on giving our customers access to the US markets, and will support stocks that go public on the NASDAQ or NYSE very soon after the first share is traded.

For a list of upcoming IPOs onto Stake, have a look at our IPO Calendar.

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