What is an issue?
 

A share issue is something a company does to raise more capital. This money can be used to seccure operations, increase development, further growth, payment of loans, acquisitions, mergers, etc.

 

The way they collect the money is by issuing (printing) more shares, ie there will be more shares in total in the company. Investors can then buy these new shares which adds more capital to the company. Such an action, therefore, leads to a certain "dilution" for existing shareholders if they do not subscribe to the issue.

 

We have three types of issues that are commonly used:

 

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