Follow-on Offering

After completing its IPO (, a company may later decide to offer additional securities, whether debt or equity, to the public. These offerings are referred to as "follow-on" offerings because they follow the IPO. There are two types of follow-on offerings:

Sometimes a follow-on offering consists of both a primary and a secondary offering, such as when a company is registering additional shares of common stock and allows certain stockholders to sell some of their shares in the same offering. See Practice Note, Follow-On and Secondary Registered Offerings: Overview (

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