FIRM QUOTATION Definition

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FIRM QUOTATION is the requirement that a Market Maker execute an order from another broker/dealer at its displayed price for the normal unit of trading, or for its displayed size, whichever is greater.

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MEZZANINE FINANCING usually is a class of investment that is a stage intermediate between venture capital and an initial public offering; or, subordinated debt used in leveraged buyouts (LBOs).

SHARE APPLICATION MONEY is that money received by a company during an IPO. Payments received for a subscription of stock is normally received over the IPO life. For example: Widgets Limited has been registered with an authorized capital of $2,00,000 divided into 2,000 shares of $100 each of which, 1,000 shares were offered for public subscription at a premium of $5 per share, payable as:

  • on application $10
  • on allotment $25 (including premium)
  • on first call $40
  • on final call $30

For a total of $105/share

The amounts received would be carried as a current liability until such time as the stock is issued, then it would be considered as part of equity.

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