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Jargon Busting - Capital Raises - What Are They And, Why Do They Occur?

Over the last couple of months, you have probably seen or heard this term on multiple occasions, Auckland Airport, Z Energy, Sky TV, Cochlear and Ramsay Healthcare are all examples of companies who have recently announced capital raises – but what exactly does it mean? A capital raise is where a company issues new shares in exchange for additional funds (or “capital”). The specifics of each raise will vary, but new shares will usually be offered at a discount to current...

Jargon Busting

Jargon Busting HHG want to make sure all our clients understand the terms we use, and the terms they are likely to come across in the business section, and other media. Given the current environment, we thought we’d look at some of the terms you are more likely to hear in tough times. Bear Market A bear market beings when stock prices fall by 20% or more from recent highs amid widespread pessimism and negative investor sentiment. Typically, bear markets are...
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