IPO

An IPO is an Initial Public Offering. This is the initial sale of stock to the public from private investors and holders of the company. There are several reasons why a company would issue stock to the public. Publicly traded stock allows the company to offer shares in mergers and acquisitions, easing the mechanism in purchasing other companies and lowering the cost. Publicly traded stock also allows the company to offer incentives to employees, by giving shares of stock. The greater exposure and publicity also help retain and attract talented employees and management. The value of a company is also higher compared to when it’s private. This is because increased levels of liquidity and transparency are more attractive to investors, who will allocate a higher multiple for the company’s value. The biggest downfall to a company issuing stock to the public is greater scrutiny from investors, as all financial records are made public. This comes in the form of an increase in legal and marketing costs, plus time spent with analysts and other investors explaining the inner workings of the company.


Line IPO Could Raise Over $1.3 billion Japan’s Line Corp, which owns and runs the “Line” messaging app, has priced its initial public offering (IPO) price at ¥3,300 (US$32.10) per share, featuring a dual listing in Tokyo and New York.…

Line IPO Price Delayed by Global Uncertainty Although tech IPOs (initial public offerings) have been rare in the last 18 months, the upcoming Line IPO was supposed to buck the trend. But then the Brexit happened. As a result, the…

SpaceX IPO the Final Frontier? Is an initial public offering (IPO) the final frontier for SpaceX? Investors might be interested in gravitating toward a SpaceX IPO, but the company doesn’t seem to be in any rush to jettison private life.…

Can New IPOs Even Make It in This Market? Instructure Inc (NYSE:INST) is like any other initial public offering (IPO) to hit the market. It’s expensively priced, the company is still at an early stage of development, and investment risk…

For Airbnb, It’s Better to Stay Private Airbnb, the California startup that is challenging the world’s major hotel chains, has recently raised an additional $100 million to finance its growth and announced its hopes to become profitable by next year.…

How Close Is a Slack IPO? In an interview with The Australian, the prospect of an imminent Slack IPO (initial public offering) was discussed with CEO Stewart Butterfield. Ahead of this eventuality, Mr. Butterfield has commissioned an external audit. The…

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SpaceX IPO Opens New Possibilities Space Exploration Technologies Corp., more commonly known as SpaceX, is the Holy Grail for those who spent their childhood pretending to be astronauts. If Elon Musk makes an initial public offering (IPO) for SpaceX a…

Elon Musk Won’t Let SpaceX IPO Fail When can we expect an initial public offering (IPO) from SpaceX? That’s the question on everyone’s mind, or at least everyone who is bullish on the aerospace industry. A SpaceX IPO would fundamentally…

Should We Expect a Glassdoor IPO in 2016? After getting a ton of cash through private placements, Glassdoor Inc. may be ready for an initial public offering. Rumours are flying in Silicon Valley about a possible Glassdoor IPO in 2016,…

Is Square the Next Twitter? Could an upcoming Square IPO be another dud like Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR)? It’s certainly possible if founder Jack Dorsey doesn’t play his cards right. A few years ago while I was on the West coast,…

Uber Stock IPO Grows Less Likely Although the market is eagerly awaiting an initial public offering (IPO) for Uber stock, we need to start accepting a stark reality. It doesn’t look like we’ll see an Uber stock IPO any time…

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Everything You Know to Know About MyoKardia’s Upcoming IPO This year witnessed an IPO-boom for the healthcare sector as over 35 biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies made their stock market debuts on the U.S. exchanges. (Source: Biotech//Pharma-IPO, Filings, BioSpace, last accessed…