Google, the world’s Internet search engine giant, went public in April 30, 2004 in effort to raise $2.7 billion worth of additional investments.
The Madison River Communications Corporations also went public in December 23, 2004.
Telemar Participacoes SA pulled out their initial public offering last August 16, 2006, due to changes in market conditions. It is the biggest cancellation of IPO this year, with over $1 billion worth of IPO withdrawn. In addition, a total of $3 billion worth of IPO have been withdrawn so far in August, making it the worst month for cancellations for 2006.
In business, profits always come with costs.
For instance, if you own a homemade ham business, you need to spend for the raw materials (raw meat, different spices, and packaging) and for the marketing of your homemade ham (renting a stall in the meat section of a market) before you will be able to receive your profits out of the products that you have sold. In other words, if you will not spend initially on something, there is no chance that you will generate any profits later on.
Single acronym, yet with different meanings and applications.
It may stand for intellectual property ownership. It may also stand for the Instituto Portugues de Oncologia or the Portuguese Oncology Institute which is situated at the University of Porto in Portugal. It may probably refer to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra which is one of the leading symphonic orchestra in Israel and one of the best-performing orchestra around the world.
However, when you are talking about the IPO in the world of finance, it only spells three distinctive words.
Initial public offering.
In business, finance, and trade, process is an essential ingredient to complete the recipe of a successful commercial result. It typically involves inputs (pre-requisite data that must be entered before any method can be put into place), different methods, and outputs (the expected results once methods have been applied to the inputs).
In addition, it is a collection on interrelated structural activities that generates something of value for a corporate organization, its stakeholders, and/or its clientele. In other words, the process that a corporate organization will adopt will help them realized the services that they are offering to the public.
Before engaging in any trading activities, you have to understand the nature of the asset that you are trading into, as well as the basics of the trading process. Many investors are losing money on most of their trades due to the fact that they do not fully understand the nature of the asset that they are trading into. They just create their trading accounts and hope for any profits on every trade that they will make. In the same manner, such investors do not have the proper knowledge about the tools that must be used when trading a certain asset. These two factors are very important to have a successful trading career.
Seventy percent of the human body is composed of water. Thus, every human being needs water for life support. There are many incidents wherein individuals survived for several weeks by just drinking water.
Trees and plants need sunlight to complete their photosynthesis or their food-making process. In addition, it is also an essential element for their growth. Without sunlight, their chance of survival is very slim even when they are supported with water and necessary soil nutrients.
Potential huge profits and partial ownership of a corporation.
That is the two most compelling reasons why investors are on the hunt of different corporations going on public or undergoes an initial public offering of their stock. For such corporations, the primary benefit that they can derive from going into public is additional generated revenues for sustaining the growth of their business operation.
But for investors who are fond of purchasing common shares offered for sale to the public through the initial public offering process, that is another story.
Growth of their business is one thing that most investors want to happen during their tenure in the business industry. They want to see the operation of their business to grow and probably expand it to accommodate the needs of other potential clientele not just within the regional coverage but on the national or probably on the international coverage as well. Such growth in business operation alone already translates to huge revenues later on.
Supposedly you have assumed the highest post of a certain corporate organization and at that time the corporation is now planning to incorporate new products that will be sold under its brand name and expand the business operation from regional to national coverage. Since you are now the corporate head executive, you need to do something to sustain new corporate plans under your administration.
The World Wide Web is one of the greatest masterpieces created by the imaginative minds of human beings. It is a worldwide, read and write information space wherein you can find different items of information such as text documents, images, multimedia items, and others. Such items of information can be uploaded, downloaded, accessed, or cross-referenced in the simplest possible way.
And that simplest possible way is through the search engines.