[FPSPACE] Semenov on Mir and MirCorp

Chris Jones clj@emc.com
16 Oct 2000 07:40:14 -0400


"Melnikov Vladimir Nikolaevich" <melnikvn@mtu-net.ru> writes:

  IPO =[ ? ]-  please, interpret.  

Initial Public Offering, that is, selling stock on a public stock market for
the first time.  It's the first time the general public can invest in a
company.  Companies use it to raise money in exchange for a portion of
ownership.