offer by prospectus

An offer to the public of a new issue of shares or debentures made directly by means of a prospectus, a document giving a detailed account of the aims, objects, and capital structure of the company, as well as its past history. The prospectus must conform to the provisions of the Companies Act (1985).

Accounting dictionary. 2014.

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  • offer by prospectus — An offer to the public of a new issue of shares or debentures made directly by means of a prospectus, a document giving a detailed account of the aims, objects, and capital structure of the company, as well as its past history. The prospectus… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • offer by prospectus — Fin in the United Kingdom, one of the ways available to a lead manager of offering securities to the public. See also float, initial public offering, new issue, offer for sale …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • prospectus — A document containing company information in connection with an issue of shares. A company, except in certain circumstances, cannot invite anyone to apply for shares unless the application form is accompanied by a prospectus containing… …   Accounting dictionary

  • offer for sale — An invitation to the general public to purchase the stock of a company through an intermediary, such as an issuing house or merchant bank (compare offer by prospectus); it is one of the most frequently used means of flotation. An offer for sale… …   Accounting dictionary

  • offer for sale — An invitation to the general public to purchase the stock of a company through an intermediary, such as an issuing house or merchant bank (compare offer by prospectus); it is one of the most frequently used means of flotation An offer for sale… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • prospectus — pro·spec·tus /prə spek təs/ n pl tus·es / tə səz/: a preliminary printed statement describing a business or other enterprise and distributed to prospective buyers, investors, or participants; specif: a description of a new security issue supplied …   Law dictionary

  • offer document — ➔ document1 * * *    An official document from a bidder in a takeover battle that is sent to shareholders in the target company. In the US, an offer document can be synonymous with a prospectus.    ► See also Prospectus. * * * offer document UK… …   Financial and business terms

  • Prospectus Rules — (PR) The Financial Services Authority rules introduced to implement the Prospectus Directive in the UK. Broadly, they require the issue of a prospectus, unless an exemption applies, whenever there is either an offer of transferable securities… …   Law dictionary

  • prospectus — ► NOUN (pl. prospectuses) ▪ a printed booklet advertising a school or university or giving details of a share offer. ORIGIN Latin, view, prospect …   English terms dictionary

  • Prospectus — A formal legal document, which is required by and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, that provides details about an investment offering for sale to the public. A prospectus should contain the facts that an investor needs to make… …   Investment dictionary

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