An IPO, or initial public offering, refers to the process whereby a privately-owned company offers shares of stock for sale to the general public for the first time. A company is not legally allowed to sell stock to the public until the transaction has been registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unless they are exempt from the registration process. A conventional IPO can take 12 to 18 months to complete.
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