Financial Terms Glossary

IPO - Initial Public Offering


'Initial Public Offering' - the process of taking an entity to the market in order to raise funding - usually for expansion. A Prospectus is issued detailing the purpose of this fund raising exercise and this contains the business forecasts and projections likely as a result of the IPO.


'Initial Public Offering' - is the process of taking a company to 'market' - or listing it on one of the world's stock exchanges. Supposed to be done to raise money for business expansion, but does include the sale of family businesses to realise value in an enterprise, or fund a divorce settlement.

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At Shark Finesse we have developed an enterprise-grade cloud application to help businesses standardise and simplify their value engagements across the entire customer journey.

Shark, a business value engagement platform used by 1000’s of customer-facing teams globally (e.g. pre-sales, sales, value teams, and customer success) is easy to use, intuitive and usable directly with the customer to negotiate the likely business returns from investing in a solution.

By adopting the Shark approach you will fundamentally transform conversations with new and existing customers, close more business, and differentiate from the competition.
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