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An Initial Public Offering (IPO) is the process where a private company becomes listed on a public stock exchange and offers new shares.
Prior to an IPO, the company is private and shares are usually held by the founder, early employees, VC firms, and angel...
Generally, the transition from private to public is a key time for private investors to cash in and earn the returns they were expecting.
Private shareholders may hold onto their shares in the public market or sell a portion or all of them for gains.
Oftentimes, there will be more demand than supply for a new IPO. For this reason, there is no guarantee that all investors interested in an IPO will be able to purchase shares.
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