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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
The number of securities assigned to each of the participants in an underwriting syndicate.
The portion of a new securities issue which is assigned to each member of a syndicate, for underwriting and distribution.
During an IPO, this is the number of shares granted to each participating underwriting firm that they are permitted to sell. Remaining surpluses are then given to other firms which have won the bid for the right to sell the IPO.