Issuer

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Issuer

The name stems from the fact that a company that raises capital "issues" either debt instruments or securities, or a hybrid of the two. A business entity "issues" something in the context of selling debt instruments, like bonds, debentures, promissory notes, or equity securities and/or debt securities as a means of raising capital. In a typical investment transaction, the issuer is the company that receives the subject financing and issues the security or other instrument.