from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. Business initial public offering

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  • Initial Public Offering
  • Intellectual Property Office

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of dicotyledonous plants belonging to the family Moraceæ. See Antiaris.
  • n. An arrow poison prepared from upas-sap, Ipo toxicaria, by the Kenyahs in Borneo, who also use it internally as a medicine for malaria.

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  • n. a corporation's first offer to sell stock to the public


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  • AIA's IPO is Hong Kong's biggest ever, and if the company exercises the offering's overallotment option to increase the size of the deal to $20.5 billion, the IPO could be the second-largest globally this year and the third-biggest ever.

    Strong Earnings Lift Europe's Markets

  • Dealogic data show Pandora's IPO is Europe's fourth largest this year.

    Denmark's Pandora Jumps in Debut

  • MMHE's IPO is the first of two listings planned by Petronas this year.

    Petronas Arm May Raise $647 Million in IPO

  • The MMHE IPO is the first of two listings planned by Petronas this year.

    Financial Briefing Book: Oct. 7

  • The IPO is Australia's biggest in several years and comes at a time when coal demand in China is booming.

    Business Watch

  • The seesaw of an on-again-off-again IPO, coupled with various management reshuffles and low morale as AIG prepared to sell off its "Asian gem," prompted an exodus of employees and agents.

    AIA's New Deal

  • The expected price range of the IPO is higher than a forecast given by GM Chairman Ed Whitacre last month.

    GM IPO Expected To Raise $10 Billion, Sources Say

  • The Asian life insurer's base IPO is multiple times covered at the top of the price range of HK$18. 38 to HK$19. 68 a share, the people familiar with the situation said.

    Luck, Price Rescue Stock of an AIG Prized Asset

  • But some investors question whether an IPO is in the best interest of EGP — or Enel.


  • Oberoi Realty's positive IPO is likely to boost sentiment for other real estate company listings.

    Oberoi Realty in Robust IPO

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