How do IPOs Work?

#1

I really don’t understand how these things work. On my server I have two public IPO offerings. One has a maximum subscription size of minus several millions yet says 0% of shares are sold.

The other (same owner) has had a massive decrease in cash flow and has a plus figure in the max subscription size and says 33% of shares are sold.

What is going on can someone explain? I get he is maybe switching from one to the other. What is the advantage in that? I just enjoy running an airline, trying new routes and see how they go, making a small profit and I’m okay with that.

But this person dominates my region and several others having started many years ago and I would just like to know what is happening so I can understand it… Thanks

#2

What exactly do you want to know? How shares and public market work? Or how your competitors can grow?

#3

I’m assuming you are talking about the Wave Arabia and Cambodia IPO’s on Tempelhof? I think he may be quitting soon and so he is opening up his enterprises for others to buy, but that’s only a rumor I’ve heard

#4

Well of that really. Plus the mechanics of IPOs and how a public IPO can suddenly appear with a minus 21 million maximum offering because I am assuming the software isn’t intended to work that way?

#5

Yes indeed on Tempelhof. I don’t understand the ‘opening up enterprises for others to buy’ part. Since I can’t buy them.
I don’t want ppl to quit the game but this would open up SO many opportunities for new and existing players on this server.

#6

Indeed it is very strange, I have never seen negative maximum subscription value on IPO listing, effectively is that nobody can subscribe any shares and so far nobody did. Very unusual indeed.

#7

Hi, about the negative subscription cap: We already received a ticket about that and it’s obviously a bug in the game.

Hopefully we’ll be able to fix that with the next patch.