Back Stop

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Definition: Back Stop

Back Stop

Full Definition of Back Stop

An offer by a company to purchase shares of another company in a securities offering, if the shares are not purchased by any other investor by the end of the offering. If the first company offers a back stop for a given monetary amount, and that amount (or any portion of it) is not raised by the second company’s security offering, the company commits themselves to purchase shares up to the amount they offered.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Back Stop are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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