Definition of public offering in US English:

public offering

noun

Stock Market
  • An act of offering the stock of a particular company on a public stock exchange.

    ‘the company raised $5.9 million in its public offering a year ago’
    • ‘He has been involved in more than 350 venture-capital investments and public offerings.’
    • ‘The initial public offering may sell 5.3 million shares at $15 each, possibly raising $70.9 million.’
    • ‘With capital raised in the public offering, they imagined, they would acquire even more shops nationwide.’
    • ‘Webvan, flush with cash from its initial public offering, expanded rapidly into several metropolitan areas.’
    • ‘Would-be entrepreneurs like you could pass from the private fund-raising stage through an initial public offering or company sale in less than two years.’