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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.
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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.
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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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The main commercial sponsor West, part of the Reemtsma cigarette empire, signed a five-year pounds 64million deal to have its logo emblazoned across Coulthard's overalls, helmet and car.
THE next commercial sponsor of the Derby will be expected to spread its support beyond the confines of Epsom, Jockey Club Racecourses chief executive Andrew Coppel said yesterday, writes Howard Wright.
SEASONS HOLIDAYS will be revealed a week today as the first commercial sponsor of the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham, writes David Lawrence.
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"The Trainers' Championship was unable to attract a commercial sponsor for a number of years so the BGRB made a very significant contribution towards ensuring it was staged," said Curran.
Some of the delegates also brought home awards from the pageant's commercial sponsors.
Lord Coe, pictured, gave his stark assessment as peers debated legislation aimed at enabling the delivery of the sporting event, from funding through to a ban on ticket touts and the outlawing of rogue "ambush" advertising that would harm commercial sponsors.
It is also hoped that the new processes will provide greater certainty and reduce administrative costs for NHS providers and commercial sponsors.
Led by CEO Josh Klimkiewicz and CTO Gerry Polucci, Acquire focused on developing industry-first products to serve its commercial sponsors and investors, keeping the platform at the forefront of innovation.
Acquire focused on developing industry first products to serve commercial sponsors and investors, keeping the platform at the forefront of innovation despite better-funded rivals.

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