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IPO

Independent practice organization A legal entity in the US, in which physicians and/or dentists enter an arrangement to provide services through an entity–eg, a prepaid health plan, while maintaining their own private practices. See HMO, PPO.
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The number of IPOs hit a post-financial crisis high, with global IPO activity benefitting from favourable conditions throughout the year, while volatility remained low, as jitters surrounding the French election and the Korean peninsula have failed to unnerve investors.
After a gap of two years, the Muscat Securities Market in Oman witnessed two IPOs raised in the third quarter of 2017.
There are IPOs with good brand names but no solid financials to show.
Q2 2015 also saw the first MENA outbound IPOs since the listing of Gulf Marine Services on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in Q1 2014.
The number of IPO focused funds in Mena could be on the rise with more IPOs set to enter Mena markets in the next two years, which could bring in greater investment and IPO opportunities.
The authors show that the dynamics of both global and country-level IPO activity are strongly affected by global factors.
Specifically, our study is closely related to the first study on second-time IPOs by Dunbar and Foerster (2008).
Investors increasingly doubted the future potential and growth of IPO firms,'' said Takashi Nishibori, chief editor at Tokyo IPO.
In November, there are only seven IPOs scheduled, which is below the average for this month.
The SARS outbreak in Asia and uncertainty over the Iraq war hindered IPO activity in the first half of last year.
The IPO conference explored the state of the IPO market -- practically moribund -- and offered advice to finance officers and other top executives about what to expect and how to go about working with investment bankers, investors and others in the capital markets.
For investors who want exposure to IPOs without the risk of buying individual stocks, DeGraw recommends IPO Plus Aftermarket fund (Nasdaq: IPOSX) (888-IPO-FUND; www.