Direct public offering

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Direct public offering

The process by which a company markets and sells its shares directly to investors rather than through an underwriter.

Direct Public Offering

An offering of stock in a company to its employees, customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders. A direct public offering differs from a normal issue of stock, in which underwriters sell the issue to whomever will buy it. A DPO is usually less expensive to the company making the offering (as it does not have to pay underwriters), but it raises less capital.
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We are exploring the possibility of accessing capital markets through Direct Public Offerings facilitated by the Bahrain Investment Market."
* FCI is publishing a new Capital Campaign resource book that covers member loans and preferred shares, direct public offerings, crowd-funding and more.
Shuman, who is an economist, attorney, and entrepreneur, demystifies the growing realm of local investment choices--from institutional lending to investment clubs and networks, local investment funds, community ownership, direct public offerings, local stock exchanges, crowd-funding, and more.
Since the mid-1990s, there has been an increase in the use of direct public offerings (DPOs), which eschew the investment bank/IPO model and offer shares via the Internet directly to the person on the street.
Hoover's also offers a detailed table of contents and ordering information for GOING PUBLIC: Everything You Need to Know to Take Your Company Public, Including Internet Direct Public Offerings by James B.