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Delta Tuesday Term – Business Prospectus

Business Prospectus

A disclosure document that provides information about an investment offering to the public and that is required to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or local regulator. A business prospectus contains information about the company, its management team, recent financial performance, risks and other related information that investors would like to know before investing.

From: Investopedia

How to Get a Company’s Prospectus


A company’s prospectus is a formal legal document designed to provide information and full details about an investment offering for sale to the public. Companies are required to file the documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The prospectus documents must be made available to a prospective public investor prior to purchase. Investors are encouraged to read and understand the terms of the offering before making a purchase decision.


  • A prospectus is a formal document that is required by and filed with the SEC that provides details about an investment offering for sale to the public.
  • This document is used to help potential investors make a more informed decision on whether or not to invest.
  • EDGAR is a public online tool that allows individuals and analysts to search for and retrieve corporate prospectus filings.
  • Investors may also seek to obtain a prospectus through their broker or by contacting a company’s investor relations department.

Mutual funds and hedge funds must also offer potential investors a prospectus; however, here we focus on firms’ prospectus prior to a corporate IPO or secondary offering.

What’s in a Prospectus?

Company prospectus documents have become increasingly accessible with the advent of the internet. Most companies have a corporate website with a section labeled Investor Relations that should have available a wide range of company documentation, including quarterly and annual reports. Many investment websites may also offer links directly to a company’s or fund’s prospectus documents. read more here