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An unlisted company (A company which is not listed on the stock exchange) announces initial public offering (IPO) when it decides to raise funds through sale of securities or shares for the first time to the public. In other words, IPO is the selling of securities to the public in the primary market.  A primary market deals with new securities being issued for the first time.  After listing on the stock exchange, the company becomes a publicly-traded company and the shares of the firm can be traded freely in the open market.
The company which issues shares to the public is referred to as the issuer. There are two common types of IPO.
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