The path to an IPO

There are many reasons a company might choose to go public.

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Once a company decides to "go public" in an initial public offering (IPO), there are many decisions that need to be made before the stock begins trading in the secondary market. Watch this video to learn more about the process a company follows.

Next steps to consider

View offerings, download a prospectus, or participate.

Understand IPO requirements and communications.

Learn about the process, risks, and rules associated with IPOs.

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