Advanced English Dialogue for Business – Green shoe

Listen to a Business English Dialogue About Green shoe

Savannah: Hi Emery, have you heard about “green shoe” in business and finance?

Emery: No, what is it?

Savannah: A green shoe, also known as an over-allotment option, is a provision that allows underwriters to sell additional shares beyond the original offering size in an initial public offering (IPO).

Emery: Oh, I see. So, it’s like a way to meet excess demand for the shares being offered?

Savannah: Exactly. The underwriters can use the green shoe to stabilize the stock price and ensure a smooth trading debut for the newly public company.

Emery: Are there any specific rules or regulations regarding the use of a green shoe?

Savannah: Yes, there are regulations set by securities authorities to ensure that the use of the green shoe does not manipulate the market or disadvantage investors.

Emery: That makes sense. So, the green shoe option helps to manage the supply and demand dynamics during an IPO?

Savannah: Yes, that’s right. It’s a valuable tool for underwriters to ensure a successful offering and maintain market stability.

Emery: Thanks for explaining, Savannah. The green shoe seems like an important aspect of the IPO process.

Savannah: No problem, Emery. It’s a key mechanism that helps both companies going public and investors navigate the complexities of the stock market.