IPO

  • After a long delay, Line may hold an initial public offering

    After a long delay, Line may hold an initial public offering

    After postponing it for two years, Line may finally go public. According to reports from the International Financing Review and the Wall Street Journal this week, the company, which is best known for its messaging app, is contemplating a dual initial public listing in Tokyo and New York City this summer. Read More

  • Didi Chuxing, China’s largest taxi on-demand firm, denies plan for U.S. IPO in 2017

    Didi Chuxing, China’s largest taxi on-demand firm, denies plan for U.S. IPO in 2017

    Didi Chuxing, the ride-sharing firm that leads Uber in China, has denied that it plans to go public in the U.S. next year following a report from Bloomberg. Read More

  • Acacia soars 35% in second tech IPO of the year

    Acacia soars 35% in second tech IPO of the year

    It has been a terrible year for tech IPOs. Until now, only SecureWorks braved the market and it didn’t go well. But Acacia Communications braved the public markets today and outperformed expectations. After pricing its offering at the top of the range at $23 per share, the company soared to above $30 in its first day of trading, yielding a market cap of above $1 billion. Read More

  • Dell’s SecureWorks stumbles in first tech IPO of the year

    It has been a dry year for tech IPOs. Up until today’s SecureWorks offering, there had been zero in the U.S. in 2016. Zero. This compares to seven in the same period last year and 24 in that timeframe the year before. So tech investors and late-stage private companies were watching SecureWorks closely, to see if the tech IPO window would reopen. It is one of the few indications we have… Read More

  • Why unicorns falter Crunch Network

    Why unicorns falter

    In early February 2016, a study of financing deals reported by The Wall Street Journal found that investors are increasingly protecting themselves from IPOs that don’t perform as expected. This fallout is a continuation of the demise of the so-called “unicorn,” a tech startup with a pre-IPO valuation of over one billion dollars. Read More

  • Alibaba’s Ant Financial raising new funding at $60B valuation ahead of IPO

    Alibaba’s Ant Financial raising new funding at $60B valuation ahead of IPO

    Ant Financial, the Alibaba affiliate that manages hugely popular payments service Alipay, is raising a new round of financing that could value the company as high as $60 billion ahead of a much-speculated public listing. Read More

  • IPO Slowdown: A Look At Company Profitability Crunch Network

    IPO Slowdown: A Look At Company Profitability

    The IPO market cooled in 2015. There were fewer of them, they raised less capital and performance was down. Investor sentiment and a sideways public market were primary drivers, but the quality of the IPO merchandise needs to be examined, as well. Read More

  • A Year After IPO, Depressed Stock Price Not Bringing Box CEO Down

    A Year After IPO, Depressed Stock Price Not Bringing Box CEO Down

    It was just about a year ago that Box finally pulled the trigger and IPOed. It was a good day by all accounts, with an IPO price of $14 that promptly went up to $23 a share. Today that price sits below $10 a share, well below that $14 launch price and light years from that heady first day close. All that said, Box CEO Aaron Levie reports he has no regrets about going public and insists he… Read More

  • Going Public Isn’t Selling Out, It’s The Best Way To Stay Alive Crunch Network

    Going Public Isn’t Selling Out, It’s The Best Way To Stay Alive

    When Amazon went public in 1997, its stock opened 62.5 percent above the target price and the company ended its day $54 million richer than it had started it. In the three years or so leading up to the IPO, Jeff Bezos had finally begun to prove that the company had a viable business model, real revenues and a proven approach. Investor confidence was high. But how would things have played out… Read More

  • Hipchat-Maker Atlassian Prices IPO at $21

    Hipchat-Maker Atlassian Prices IPO at $21

    It’s the last big tech IPO of the year. Atlassian has just priced at $21 per share, above the expected range of $19 to $20. Releasing 22 million shares, the company is raising $462 million. The Australian-based software company has a suite of enterprise products including Slack competitor HipChat, JIRA and Confluence. Read More

  • Are IPOs The New Down Rounds?

    Are IPOs The New Down Rounds?

    It’s become a meme in tech circles, “IPOs are the new down round,” venture capitalists quip. The dreaded “down round,” when a startup raises capital beneath its prior valuation, is getting pushed back to the public markets. While most companies grow their value in the stock market, Square, Box  and Hortonworks went public at market caps that were lower than what… Read More

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