Coopers + Lebrand : A Guide to Going Public : Second / 2nd Edition [Comprehensive detailed process for offering any company up for public funding, investing, planning, preperation, American securities, SEC, markets, stock exchange, accounting, tax Issues]

Coopers and Lebrand LLP, A Professional Services Firm ; Stephen J. Lis, Nelson W. Dittmar, James F. Harrington, Raymond E. Winborne and Michelle R. Krupa, Bruce Goldberg, David Green, Raymond Fife

Published by Coopers and Lebrand 1997, ~ SCARCE TITLE ~, 1997
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Indispensible guide for raising capital for your business. This book is a practical guide for students, laymen, or enthusiasts, covering theory, history, terminology and general information. Convenient handbook for reference and self study. Provides an in depth selection of topics and review, written in clear, everyday Englsh for futher clarity. This a good book to peruse. Step by step handbook. Paperback : soft cover edition in good to better condition, a typical used book with slight wear to edges and spine. Overall good / nice copy of this scarce title. Excellent reading on the subject. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand for yourself. Or would make a GREAT GIFT for the fan / reader in your life. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. Excerpt from wikipedia: Initial public offering (IPO), also referred to simply as a "public offering" or "flotation," is when a company issues common stock or shares to the public for the first time. They are often issued by smaller, younger companies seeking capital to expand, but can also be done by large privately-owned companies looking to become publicly traded. In an IPO the issuer may obtain the assistance of an underwriting firm, which helps it determine what type of security to issue (common or preferred), best offering price and time to bring it to market. An IPO can be a risky investment. For the individual investor, it is tough to predict what the stock or shares will do on its initial day of trading and in the near future since there is often little historical data with which to analyze the company. Also, most IPOs are of companies going through a transitory growth period, and they are therefore subject to additional uncertainty regarding their future value. However, in order to make money, calculated risks need to be taken. When a company lists its shares on a public exchange, it will almost invariably look to issue additional new shares in order to raise extra capital at the same time. The money paid by investors for the newly-issued shares goes directly to the company (in contrast to a later trade of shares on the exchange, where the money passes between investors). An IPO, therefore, allows a company to tap a wide pool of stock market investors to provide it with large volumes of capital for future growth. The company is never required to repay the capital, but instead the new shareholders have a right to future profits distributed by the company and the right to a capital distribution in case of a dissolution. The existing shareholders will see their shareholdings diluted as a proportion of the company's shares. However, they hope that the capital investment will make their shareholdings more valuable in absolute terms. In addition, once a company is listed, it will be able to issue further shares via a rights issue, thereby again providing itself with capital for expansion without incurring any debt. This regular ability to raise large amounts of capital from the general market, rather than having to seek and negotiate with individual investors, is a key incentive for many companies seeking to list. IPOs generally involve one or more investment banks as "underwriters." The company offering its shares, called the "issuer," enters a contract with a lead underwriter to sell its shares to the public. The underwriter then approaches investors with offers to sell these shares. Size: Stock Market / Trading / Methods + Techniques. Bookseller Inventory # 5007426

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Title: Coopers + Lebrand : A Guide to Going Public ...

Publisher: Coopers and Lebrand 1997, ~ SCARCE TITLE ~

Publication Date: 1997

Book Condition: Very Good

Book Type: Business / Advanced Study

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