Section: 3 Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)

Sub Section: 3 Prospectus

A typical Prospectus includes a detailed description of the business, raising the money, biographical material on the officers and directors of the company, the amount of shares each insider (officers, directors, and shareholders owning more than 10% of the securities) owns, complete financial statements including existing debt and equity securities and how they are capitalized, where the proceeds of the offering are going (use of funds), and any legal proceedings involving the company including strikes, lawsuits, antitrust actions, copyright/patent infringement suits, all for the present time period or if they are aware of impending or future actions. The document also includes the price at which the security is to be offered.