Also called a stock market launch, an Initial Public Offering (IPO) is the process of offering shares of a private corporation to the general public in the form of a new stock issuance. IPOs provide companies with the ability to obtain capital from the public by offering shares on the market. They can also be an exit strategy for initial investors.
We don't know everything about the markets. We're just devoted to learners. Taken from those smarter than ourselves, here's how we define IPO.