Groupon is set to make its debut on the stock market any day now, with several reports saying the IPO will take place by week’s end. But some analysts say that Groupon does not deserve the $11 billion valuation at which it’s set to debut.
Zynga has revealed more details about the upcoming initial public offering (IPO) of its stock. In a revised S-1 filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the social gaming company said it will list its shares on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the four-letter ticker “ZNGA.”
Reports of the death of Groupon’s IPO plans have apparently been greatly exaggerated. The online daily deals pioneer filed an updated version of its S-1 document with the SEC Friday, as part of its preparation for an initial public offering of its stock.
Andrew Mason has said that “Life is too short to be a boring company” — and his company Groupon continues to deliver the goods. The daily deals giant has filed an updated S-1 as part of its IPO preparation, and the document is not short on surprises.
The recent volatility in the stock market has had strong effects on many publicly traded companies, and private firms aren’t exactly eager to join their ranks. Five of the 12 companies expected to price IPOs this week have decided to postpone their public market debuts.
The stock market’s ongoing sell-off has many people wondering whether the wave of tech company initial public offerings will soon sputter to a stop. But some financial industry experts say the current market volatility does not necessarily mean that the IPO window is closed.
The tech industry’s public market newcomers LinkedIn, Pandora and Zillow have become some of the hardest hit stocks in the ongoing stock market tumble. Could this halt the ongoing initial public offering wave that has been building in the tech industry for several months?
Yelp has hired Rob Krolik to serve as its chief financial officer. Krolik’s resume includes time as the CFO of Shopping.com where he led the company through its IPO. Yelp CEO and co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman said Krolik’s public market savvy was key in his hiring.
Real estate listing site Zillow received a warm welcome from public market investors after its IPO Wednesday morning. Zillow’s stock hit the market at $57 per share, more than double its $20 IPO price. But the stock proved volatile within a few hours of trading.
Zillow, the real estate search website, has priced its initial public offering at $20 per share. The stock will begin trading under the single-letter ticker symbol “Z” on the Nasdaq exchange on Wednesday morning. Zillow will raise a total of about $75 million in the IPO.