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Definition of

lead underwriter

Stockholding & Investments

institution in charge of new issue the financial institution with overall responsibility for a new issue of shares of stock including its coordination, distribution, and related administration.

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    for overseas investors. After the SEC approves registration of the IPO, the underwriters and the company will agree on the amount and price of the issue. On the day prior to the IPO issue the exact price of the shares to be issued is announced by the underwriter. After the IPO, the lead underwriter provides
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Definitions of ’lead underwriter’ and meaning of ’lead underwriter’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’lead underwriter’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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