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Best efforts offering

An 

Underwriting

 in which an 

Investment bank

, acting as an 

Agent

, agrees to do 

ITS

 best to 

Sell

 the 

Offering

 to the 

Public

, but does not 

Buy

 the securities outright and does not 

Guarantee

 that the issuing company will receive any set amount of 

Money

. Less common than a firm 

Commitment

 offering.



Related Terms: 17

Agent

,

Buy

,

Commitment

,

ECU

,

Firm commitment offering

,

Guarantee

,

Investment bank

,

ITS

,

Money

,

Offer

,

Offering

,

Public

,

Right

,

Ring

,

SEC

,

Sell

,

Underwriting


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10-K

,

Agent bank

,

Accrual of discount

,

Amortization of premium

,

At par

,

Agent

,

All or any part

,

At best

,

At call

,

Active money

,

At risk

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

Assets under management

,

Automatic investment plan

,

At the money

,

Age-weighted plan

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Amount recognized

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Bank reconciliation

,

Below the line

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Bank credit

,

Bank draft

,

Bank holding company

,

Bank Holiday

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Bank Note

,

Bank Trust Department

,

Barren money

,

Bank-eligible issues

,

Best ask

,

Best bid

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Buy

,

Best efforts offering

,

Best-execution requirement

,

Brokerage firm

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy limit order

,

Buy minus

,

Buy minus order

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy order

,

Buy stop order

,

Buy the book

,

Broad money

,

Balance of payments

,

Bank Rate

,

Board of Governors

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Bailing out

,

Bank term loan

,

Blitzkrieg tender offer

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Buy-side

,

Balanced investment strategy

,

Blow-off top

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Buying outright

,

Capital investment

,

Certified Public Accountant

,

Common-size statement

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Commercial bank

,

Consumer bank

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Common stock equivalent

,

Call money rate

,

Clearing firm

,

Closed out

,

Code of procedure

,

Capitalization of income

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Commodities Exchange Act

,

Captive agent

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Certificate of stock

,

Common-law voting

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Commitment

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Cash-out refinancing

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Commitment fee

,

Commitment letter

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Crowding out

,

Controlled company

,

Creeping tender offer

,

Closed-end investment company

,

C shares

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Closing agent

,

Cloud on title

,

Capital commitment

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Close out

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Curbs out

,

Dealer bank

,

Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Drawn securities

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Do Not Reduce

,

Date of record

,

Disbursing agent

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Desk (the)

,

Division of labor

,

Direct Public Offering

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Doing business as

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Defensive investment strategy

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Depth of market

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

ECU

,

Extended broad money

,

Edge Act

,

E-mini

,

Exchange of spot

,

European Central Bank

,

Export-Import Bank

,

Enrolled agent

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

First In First Out

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Face-amount certificate

,

Fiscal agent

,

Flight to quality

,

Flow of funds

,

Firm quotation

,

Front-ending an order

,

Fiat money

,

Forward P/E

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Federal Reserve Bank

,

Foreign direct investment

,

Face amount

,

Form 8-K

,

Form S-1

,

Firm commitment offering

,

Friends and family offering

,

Fair Credit Reporting Act

,

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

,

Finance company

,

Firm commitment lending

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Free and clear

,

Federal Insurance Contributions Act

,

Fixed investment trust

,

Free right of exchange

,

Forward commitment

,

Government securities

,

Government Securities Clearing Corporation

,

Guaranteed Investment Contract

,

General Securities Representative Examination

,

Glass-Steagall Act

,

G-7

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

G-8

,

Going public

,

Guarantee

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House of issue

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

Holding company

,

Holder in due course

,

Hang out loan

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

,

Head and shoulders

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

,

Investment flows

,

In escrow

,

International Securities Identification Number

,

Investment bill

,

Investment-grade bond

,

Investment letter

,

Investment security

,

Investment value

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment bank

,

Investment banker

,

Investment Bankers Association

,

Investment banking

,

Investment banking group

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

In line

,

Investment multiplier

,

Independent agent

,

Insurance agent

,

Initial Public Offering

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

Intrastate offering

,

In intestacy

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Investment company

,

Investment fund

,

Investment objective

,

Investment policy

,

Investment trust

,

I/O strip

,

Investment property

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Investment philosophy

,

Imbalance of orders

,

In and out

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

ITS

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint will

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Joint Stock Company

,

Knock-out option

,

Last In First Out

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Lawful money

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

Limited company

,

London Inter-Bank Offer Rate

,

Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities

,

Letter of comment

,

Legal age

,

Living will

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Lock-in

,

Leading the market

,

Limited Liability Company

,

Locked in

,

Level I quotes

,

Member bank

,

Money center bank

,

Money order

,

Mutual company

,

Mutual Savings Bank

,

Municipal investment trust

,

Make a market

,

Market on close order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Member firm

,

Merchant bank

,

Money management

,

Medium of exchange

,

Money

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Money at call

,

Money factor

,

Management company

,

Marketable securities

,

Money flow

,

Net investment

,

National Bank

,

Near money

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

National Securities Clearing Corporation

,

National Securities Trade Association

,

No limit order

,

Nonmember firm

,

No quote

,

No-Fault

,

Negotiated underwriting

,

No-Action Letter

,

Notary Public

,

Null and void

,

No-lien affidavit

,

Notice of Default

,

Notional principal amount

,

No-load

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Non-investment property

,

Normal retirement age

,

No-load stock

,

No book

,

Off-balance-sheet financing

,

Off the books

,

One time charge

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Offer

,

Offering

,

Offering circular

,

Offering price

,

Offering scale

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

Off-floor order

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Offshore company

,

One-share one-vote rule

,

Offering date

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Open-end management company

,

Out of the money

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

Odd lot buy/sell ratio

,

Off-board

,

On close

,

One man picture

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Pooling of interests

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Paying agent

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Public bond

,

Public offering

,

Public purpose bond

,

Public limited partnership

,

Public Securities Association

,

P&L

,

Public goods

,

Public sector

,

Public company

,

Public offering price

,

Pour-over will

,

Power of Attorney

,

Personal guarantee

,

Principal amount

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Purchase-money mortgage

,

Prudent Expert Act

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Private company

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Public

,

Public equity

,

Public ownership

,

Preservation of capital

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Painting the tape

,

Priced out

,

Public book

,

Reports and Records

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Regional bank

,

Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit

,

Reading the tape

,

Receive against payment

,

Receive versus payment

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Rights offering

,

Round of funding

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Regulated investment company

,

Right

,

Registered Company

,

Regulation A

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Real estate agent

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Risk/return trade-off

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Ring

,

SEC filing

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Savings and Loan

,

Savings bank

,

Sight letter of credit

,

Signature guarantee

,

S&L

,

State bank

,

SEC

,

Secondary offering

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Sell

,

Series EE bond

,

Shelf offering

,

Split offering

,

SEC fee

,

Securities analyst

,

Securities Industry Association

,

Securities Investor Protection Corporation

,

Securities loan

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell limit order

,

Sell order

,

Sell plus

,

Sell-side analyst

,

Sell the book

,

Standard of living

,

Special Drawing Right

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Stock life insurance company

,

Severally but not jointly

,

Small corporate offering registration

,

Standby commitment

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Statutory investment

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Securities lending

,

Standby loan commitment

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Systematic investment plan

,

Selling the spread

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

S Corporation

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Securities fraud

,

Seek a market

,

Smart money

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

Stopped out

,

T-Bill

,

Term to maturity

,

Take a position

,

Trailing P/E

,

Tight money

,

Tender offer

,

Transfer agent

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

Trust company

,

Truth in Lending

,

Tenancy at will

,

Title company

,

Top hat plan

,

The Street

,

Timing the market

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Top out

,

Take a bath

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Underwriting

,

Underwriting agreement

,

Underwriting group

,

Underwriting spread

,

Uniform Securities Act

,

Unit Investment Trust

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Voting right

,

Williams Act

,

World Bank

,

Waiver of premium

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

W formation

,

When, as, and if issued

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares

,

Zero-investment portfolio


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