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initial offering

n. a corporation's first offer to sell stock to the public [syn: initial public offering, IPO]

Usage examples of "initial offering".

The little queen had gobbled Sebell's initial offering, her tail wrapping so firmly about his wrist that he could not have disentangled himself had he managed to sustain his moment of sacrifice.

If I get his name on the prospectus it will be worth a good four or five mil on the initial offering.

The Sovereign Fund's purchased masterpieces looked promising at first, and a few months after the initial offering the shares were trading over $30.