Top 10 Practice Tips: Follow-on Offerings


Following an initial public offering (IPO), companies often look to raise additional capital through further equity offerings. Similarly, large shareholders frequently seek to monetize some or all of their holdings. These transactions, known as follow-on offerings, can leverage much of the work already done as part of the IPO, but also can raise new issues. In addition, these offerings typically are done more quickly than an IPO, as issuers and selling shareholders want to capture favorable market conditions. These practice points can help you navigate the fast-moving world of follow-on offerings.