Direct public offering

Motley Fool  Apr 7  Comment 
The music streaming leader has at last joined the stock market, but not in the way most investors are familiar with.
Clusterstock  Feb 21  Comment 
Spotify's planned direct public offering comes with a notable risk, according to an expert on large-cap privately traded companies. Spotify can manage that risk by making an agreement with investors for a share lock-up period. Spotify's...


In a Direct Public Offering (DPO) shares are purchased directly from the issuing company. DPOs give the average investor a chance to invest in a public offering. A company can raise capital by its own customers, employees, and so forth. DPOs do not occur frequently and are less expensive for companies than IPOs.

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