GOING PUBLIC Definition

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GOING PUBLIC refers to those activities that relate to offering a private companys shares to the general investing public including registering with the SEC.

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CURRENT PORTION OF LONG-TERM DEBT is only that portion of long-term obligations (payable in more than one year) which are owed and payable in the current year; e.g. the portion of a five-year loan or lease that is due in the current calendar/fiscal year.

FINRA REGULATION is an independent subsidiary of FINRA that regulates the activities of broker/dealers in the over-the-counter industry and the NASDAQ Stock Market. FINRA Regulation carries out its regulatory responsibilities through education, examinations, market surveillance, registration of securities personnel, advertising and underwriting reviews, disciplinary actions for rule violations, investigation of customer complaints, and forums to resolve disputes. FINRA Regulation also regulates the sale of mutual funds, direct participation programs, and variable annuities.

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