There’s been an enormous amount of press given to Facebook these past few weeks – even more so than the normally copious volumes – due to the impending $100 billion initial public offering. However, even as investment bankers prepare to snap up their shares and subsequently dump them some hours or days later, some companies are beginning to break ranks from the social behemoth. Continue reading
There are those who would say that any one of the past several years could be called “The Year of Facebook” although I would argue that none will be larger than 2012. First of all, the social networking giant will be floating their monster IPO this year which will doubtlessly be met with a tremendous (and perhaps disproportionate) level of
rabid enthusiasm. Continue reading
The social networking giant Facebook with over 800 million users (or are they customers?) is looking to go public in Q2 2012 with an estimated market capitalization of $100 billion, according to a recent article by the Wall Street Journal. The initial public offering would raise approximately $10 billion in a deal that would be one of the largest in history – #15 as a matter of fact. Continue reading
Groupon is currently trading at $17 which is a 45.4% decline from their opening day high earlier this month. Some pundits are already jumping on the “worst IPO of 2011” bandwagon. Time will tell.
For helping take a company public, investment banks charge a whopping 7% fee (among numerous other fees, including a “greenshoe option” to purchase shares that are nearly guaranteed to gain value). Continue reading
More accounting irregularities threaten to derail the hottest IPO of 2011 || “More Trouble for Groupon IPO” http://ow.ly/6DSZO
The late Irish dramatist Brendan Behan once said that “there is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary” and I can’t help but think that the folks over at Groupon might want to rethink their brash rhetoric heading into their currently scheduled IPO. Continue reading