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2. The offer and application process a.
Methods of offer: offer for subscription, offer for sale and placing
There are two main types: retail and institutional offerings
Retail More expensive as must appoint
Institutional Shares offerd through IB
receiving bank to deal with share
and broker directly to
applications. Also more advertising
required which adds to cost More marketing required and share
Fewer investors usually
application requests to be
identified prior to Launch
processed, so generally takes Shareholder
longer Results in larger shareholder base
Lower liquidity as shares held in hands of fewer SH
Includes two elements: offer for subscription (in which new shares are sold to public) and offer for sale (in which existing shares sold). Often both are used in same floatation.
Offer for subscription: "...subscribe for securities not yet in issue.." A. Company issues new shares as way of raising capital for company B. Shares offered to public in IPO: Investors subscribe for shares; and C. Company appoints receiving bank to accept applications from public and eal with payment for shares Offer for Sale: "...purchase securities of issuer already in issue or allotted..."
* Offer of existing shares. Sold to public in IPO by selling shareholders. Does not raise any new capital for company. Selling shareholder appoints bank to accept applications and receive payment
Placing: "...marketing of securities already in issue but not listed..."
* Both new and existing shares can be offered by company and selling shareholders.
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