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An underwriting investment company that offers shares in its mutual funds, or an influential institution that highly values a particular security and thus creates additional demand for the security. In the context of project financing, a developer of the project or a party poviding financial support.


1. An underwriting firm.

2. An institutional investor or high net-worth individual who takes a large position in a security, which encourages other investors to the same. Sponsors exist because other investors trust them to make the correct investment decisions most of the time. See also: Crowd.


1. An institutional investor or a brokerage firm that has a position in a security and influences other investors to establish a position in that security.
2. See underwriter.
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PSINet, as the first commercial Internet provider and an original commercial sponsor of the IAHC, has withdrawn its support for the committee's process and resulting proposal on the grounds that this is a global public policy issue which requires considered debate by all of the Internet's stakeholders.
Once something is lost for even one year, it can be lost forever, but the Trainers' Championship thrived and has now got a very good commercial sponsor in place.
A new marketing company, Sportcel, has been selected to push the PS24 million Birmingham Cycle Revolution scheme, including bringing in commercial sponsors to back events such as a successor to Skyride.
To run across Australia was a truly incredible undertaking and, as such, captured the imagination of commercial sponsors, the media and most importantly of all - the generous North East public.
lavo, who has worked with clubs, footballers and football associations for nearly a decade, said the move to a winter date would also clash with the 2022 Winter Olympics, which may cause issues for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its commercial sponsors.
I would like to thank the onsite golfers club and the commercial sponsors who have provided the financial support to enable this competition to take place.
Many thanks for the second year running to our commercial sponsors Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire and to the Arts Council of Wales for its continuing support.
Aware of carping that accompanied the city's move to tender for commercial sponsors for the project, councillor Alessandro Maggioni said: "Criticism comes with our job.
Fans taking part in our survey understand that the club needs to attract commercial sponsors to support the development of the club, and that the reported PS6million per year is a good financial deal.
The judge intervened as a barrister outlined contract details which required Rooney to make appearances for commercial sponsors and to wear a certain brand of boot.
He said the names of commercial sponsors of the union's activities and programs will be announced over the next three weeks.
SGA is also looking for institutional and commercial sponsors for this event, the spokesperson said, adding that, the sponsors will be offered various incentives including acknowledgement on banners, backdrops, display and announcement of messages etc.

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