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Facebook’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 is Finally Out with its $5B IPO!

1 Feb

Check out the link below to see Facebook’s finally-published S-1!

Registration Statement on Form S-1.

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Facebook to File IPO @ $10 Billion for a Total Valuation of $100 Billion – NEXT WEEK!

27 Jan

It’s finally happening! Facebook is going public and filing for its IPO at around $10 BILLION–the most expensive tech IPO in history, yielding a total valuation of $100 BILLION.

To put that in reference, Google’s 2005 IPO was a mere $2 billion.

Here’s more from Mashable‘s Facebook to File for IPO Next Week [REPORT].

The long-awaited tech IPO of the year — perhaps of the decade — is on. Facebook will file its paperwork for an Initial Public Offering on Wednesday, according to a report from theWall Street Journal.

If it comes to pass, this will be the largest tech IPO in history, yielding around $10 billion for the social network. The next-largest tech IPO is Infineon, a German company that raised $5.9 billion in 2000. Google’s 2005 IPO, as big a deal as it was, didn’t even reach the $2 billion mark.

SEE ALSO: Everything You Need to Know About Facebook’s $100 Billion IPO

Details are scarce, Facebook isn’t commenting, and the WSJ’s source is unnamed. But the Journal has a track record on such stories that is hard to dispute. The $10 billion share offering would yield the company a total valuation of $100 billion, the paper says, which is right in line with where we expected it to be.

Facebook halted its trading in secondary markets for three days earlier this week — the strongest signal yet that an IPO is coming soon.

An upcoming share offering would also explain why Facebook has been so keen to get its product offerings in place. This week the company announced it would be rolling out its new profile template, Timeline, to all users, at a speed that left us scratching our heads. Last week it revealed 60 apps that are tightly integrated into Timeline, and announced a process for developers to create more Timeline apps.

If and when Facebook does file its S-1 paperwork, it will be forced to enter a “quiet period” — without product announcements, interviews or any other public statements.

SEE ALSO: How Does Facebook Compare to the World’s Biggest IPOs?

The WSJ also reports that Wall Street giant Morgan Stanley will manage the offering, and that Goldman Sachs will be “intimately involved.” That’s a blow for Goldman, which managed a billion-dollar private share offering for Facebook this time last year.

Are you excited about Facebook finally going IPO, or will being a public company change it for the worse? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Facebook is inching closer to a $100 Billion valuation, more than twice that of HP, 3M, and others. What could it mean for users?

2 Dec

The Wall Street Journal this week quoted unnamed sources who said Facebook is “inching closer” to a public offering, in spring or early summer, that would value the company at more than $100 billion.

According to the report, Facebook would look to raise a staggering $10 billion during its initial public offering. A $100 billion valuation would price the social-networking giant at more than twice the value of tech institutions such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and 3M Co., the Journal reported.

via What would a publicly traded Facebook mean to users? – CNN.com.

The simple, but complex flowchart: “Should you buy Groupon?”

4 Nov

 

 

 

 

 

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Investing: Groupon set to trade…TOMORROW! IPO may be $1-2 higher than anticipated. Invest? Eh…

3 Nov

Reuters – Groupon Inc is poised to price its initial public offering $1 to $2 above its current range, responding to stronger-than-anticipated demand for the biggest U.S. IPO in months, three buyside sources said on Wednesday. via Exclusive: Groupon IPO may price above range | Reuters.

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