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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Right now, the daring duo is on a mission to raise $2 million by selling 400,000 shares of stock at $5 a share in a direct public offering. So far they've sold about 2,000 shares and need to raise an additional $100,000 by year's end, according to the terms of their offering.
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Pharmaceutical company Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Inc (NasdaqCM:CPRX) revealed on Thursday the completion of a registered direct public offering of 4 million common shares and warrants to purchase 1.2m common shares.
Specialist pharmaceutical company Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Inc (NasdaqCM:CPRX) said on Tuesday that it expects to raise gross proceeds of USD6m in a registered direct public offering.
For example, cost for a direct public offering would include legal, auditing and filing fees as well as printing, advertising, strategic coordination, and marketing.
Under the offering announced on Thursday, the company has agreed to sell in a registered direct public offering an aggregate of 5,454,550 shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase a total of 7,527,279 shares of its common stock to the investors.
Green technologies provider Evergreen Energy Inc (NYSE Arca:EEE) said on Friday that the company has signed definitive agreements to increase its registered direct public offering to approximately USD8.7m, subject to customary closing conditions, an increase of approximately USD1.7m.
We are exploring the possibility of accessing capital markets through Direct Public Offerings facilitated by the Bahrain Investment Market."
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.
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