How Does an IPO Work?

What happens during the IPO process and how pricing is determined

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Source: Wall Street

Step 1: Finding an Underwriter (6 Months before the IPO)

Step 2: The Kick-off Meeting (4 Months Before IPO)

Step 3: Drafting Sessions and Filing the SEC Registration Statement (3 Months Before IPO)

Step 4: The Road Show: 2–3 weeks before the IPO

Step 5: Pricing the IPO

Step 6: Trading

The role of stabilization

Step 7: IPO Research (25–40 Day After IPO)

Step 8: Lock-Up Period Expiration

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