Summary of Initial Public Offerings

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Initial Public Offerings book summary
A step-by-step guide to the IPO process, an avenue to growth that has plenty of potholes along the way.


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This short book, a miniature encyclopedia about the initial public offering (IPO), provides a survey of the field, perhaps best suited for those who are new to the subject. Even though some of his sentences are a bit tangled, getAbstract finds that author Richard P. Kleeburg provides a handy, iceberg-tips introduction to the complexities surrounding IPOs, including a rundown of their advantages and disadvantages, key players and business requirements. He includes a useful bibliography for those who want to take the next step into a deeper understanding of the field.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What an IPO is;
  • How an IPO works; and
  • What the most important considerations when planning or executing an IPO are.


The C Corporation
In an initial public offering (IPO), a privately held company decides to sell its stock to the public. This usually involves a structural transformation. In the U.S., the partnership, sole proprietorship or other structure that prevailed while the firm was a private ...
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About the Author

Richard B. Kleeburg, C.M.A., M.B.A., J.D., Ph.D. is an internal auditor for a California mortgage. He is cited in the 2004-2005 Who’s Who in Finance and Business.

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