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Finance Glossary

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Issuer

Definition:

IBM wants to raise debt to buy a competitor. It issues debt - and it is the issuer who is on the hook to pay it back. Facebook wants to raise equity capital to further suck time from web users. Facebook sells shares of its stock on an IPO - it is the issuer of that stock.

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