Equity finance
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  • <p>This course looks at equity finance – the range of equity <b>instruments</b> and markets available to a company. First, we look at <b>private equity</b> and the role of <b>venture capital</b> companies that provide such finance. We look at the mechanics of an initial public offering (IPO) and at recent cases of companies &#x2018;listing’ on a stock exchange for the first time. We go on to explore certain important strategic issues for a business when considering equity finance:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li> <p>When should a company list? What factors affect the timing of an equity issue?</p> </li><li> <p>Why should a company list on more than one stock exchange? This is known as &#x2018;<b>cross-listing</b>’.</p> </li><li> <p>Why might a company choose to buy back its shares and why might it <b>de-list</b> from an exchange?</p> </li></ul><p>Throughout this course you will find extensive references to literature and websites. These should be explored to deepen and broaden your understanding of the issues raised.</p><p>This OpenLearn course provides a sample of postgraduate study in <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/find/business?LKCAMPAIGN=ebook_&amp;MEDIA=ou">Business</a></span></p>
  • <p>This unit looks at equity finance – the range of equity <b>instruments</b> and markets available to a company. First, we look at <b>private equity</b> and the role of <b>venture capital</b> companies that provide such finance. We look at the mechanics of an initial public offering (IPO) and at recent cases of companies &#x2018;listing’ on a stock exchange for the first time. We go on to explore certain important strategic issues for a business when considering equity finance:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li> <p>When should a company list? What factors affect the timing of an equity issue?</p> </li><li> <p>Why should a company list on more than one stock exchange? This is known as &#x2018;<b>cross-listing</b>’.</p> </li><li> <p>Why might a company choose to buy back its shares and why might it <b>de-list</b> from an exchange?</p> </li></ul><p>Throughout this unit you will find extensive references to literature and websites. These should be explored to deepen and broaden your understanding of the issues raised.</p><p>This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from <i>Issues in international finance and investment</i> (B853) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/business-and-management/index.htm"> subject area</a></span>. </p>
  • <p>This unit looks at equity finance – the range of equity <b>instruments</b> and markets available to a company. First, we look at <b>private equity</b> and the role of <b>venture capital</b> companies that provide such finance. We look at the mechanics of an initial public offering (IPO) and at recent cases of companies &#x2018;listing’ on a stock exchange for the first time. We go on to explore certain important strategic issues for a business when considering equity finance:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li> <p>When should a company list? What factors affect the timing of an equity issue?</p> </li><li> <p>Why should a company list on more than one stock exchange? This is known as &#x2018;<b>cross-listing</b>’.</p> </li><li> <p>Why might a company choose to buy back its shares and why might it <b>de-list</b> from an exchange?</p> </li></ul><p>Throughout this unit you will find extensive references to literature and websites. These should be explored to deepen and broaden your understanding of the issues raised.</p><p>This OpenLearn course provides a sample of postgraduate study in <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/find/business?LKCAMPAIGN=ebook_&amp;MEDIA=ou">Business</a></span></p>
  • <p>This unit looks at equity finance – the range of equity <b>instruments</b> and markets available to a company. First, we look at <b>private equity</b> and the role of <b>venture capital</b> companies that provide such finance. We look at the mechanics of an initial public offering (IPO) and at recent cases of companies &#x2018;listing’ on a stock exchange for the first time. We go on to explore certain important strategic issues for a business when considering equity finance:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li> <p>When should a company list? What factors affect the timing of an equity issue?</p> </li><li> <p>Why should a company list on more than one stock exchange? This is known as &#x2018;<b>cross-listing</b>’.</p> </li><li> <p>Why might a company choose to buy back its shares and why might it <b>de-list</b> from an exchange?</p> </li></ul><p>Throughout this unit you will find extensive references to literature and websites. These should be explored to deepen and broaden your understanding of the issues raised.</p><p>This OpenLearn course provides a sample of postgraduate study in <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/find/business-and-management?LKCAMPAIGN=ebook_&amp;MEDIA=ou">Business &amp; Management</a></span></p>
  • Private equity, venture capital, stock exchange listing: all are methods of raising equity finance. This unit looks at the processes used and the markets available across the world for raising such finance, as well as looking into the reasons why some companies choose cross-listing on stock exchanges.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/money/accounting-and-finance/equity-finance/content-section-0" /> First published on Tue, 12 Jul 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/money/accounting-and-finance/equity-finance/content-section-0">Equity finance</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011
  • Private equity, venture capital, stock exchange listing: all are methods of raising equity finance. This free course looks at the processes used and the markets available across the world for raising such finance, as well as looking into the reasons why some companies choose cross-listing on stock exchanges.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/money/accounting-and-finance/equity-finance/content-section-0" /> First published on Tue, 12 Jul 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/money/accounting-and-finance/equity-finance/content-section-0">Equity finance</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011