Initial Public Offerings

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Initial public offerings
Initial public offerings

Keith Broomfield Jr
Trident University
FIN501 Strategic Corporate Finance
Professor: John Halstead
Summer 2013
Keith Broomfield Jr
Trident University
FIN501 Strategic Corporate Finance
Professor: John Halstead
Summer 2013
Module 1 Case

Module 1 Case

1) What type of IPO should AVG use—a traditional IPO or an online auction? Based on your analysis and findings, what would you recommend to the executives of AVG? Explain your reasoning in detail. As I understand the formula/process. Most IPO's are underwritten by an investment banking organization that specializes in providing venture capital to launch an organization toward a public offering. Once the valuation of the
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cash from sales) and external sources of finance from outside the business (e.g. a bank loan)." There is a need of external financing for the expansion through acquisition. External financing is a good source of raising money besides internal funds. As per business finance, "external financing can take the shape of two different types of financing, debt or equity. Debt financing includes bank loans where a company gets financed by issuing debentures which they have to pay back after a certain period of time. It is called debt financing because the company is in debt to the bond holders and if they were to go bankrupt, the bond holders would have claim to any remaining assets. In this case these are secured business loans. Equity financing is when a company decides to give up ownership in the company to raise funds. This is usually done by selling company stock to investors. Sometimes this could include seeking out angel investors or venture capitalists. If you are expecting to get external financing through equity financing make sure that your business has a product or service that is unique, and that there is a high demand for your product or service. Most venture capital investors or even angel investors will not look at an offer unless they see a large growth potential." (2)

IPO is a part of equity financing. Equity financing is when a company decides to give up ownership in the company to raise funds. This is usually done by selling
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