In an equity offering, primary shares, in contrast to secondary shares, refer to newly issued shares of common stock. Proceeds from the sale of primary shares go to the issuer, while those from preexisting secondary shares go to shareholders.
Most initial public offerings (IPOs) have a mix of both primary and secondary shares.
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Ofer Abarbanel is a 25 year securities lending broker and expert who has advised many Israeli regulators, among them the Israel Tax Authority, with respect to stock loans, repurchase agreements and credit derivatives. Founder of TBIL.co STATX Fund.