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Why Slack Is Skipping An IPO And Doing A Direct Listing

From Zero Hedge 4/26/2019: Joining a deluge of private unicorns such as Lyft, Pinterest, and Uber rushing to access public capital markets while the S&P remains at all time highs, on Friday morning Slack Technologies became the latest Silicon Valley darling to go public, or rather “public”, because unlike most of its peers, instead of filing[…]

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The Uber IPO Is a Landmark

From the Atlantic: Here’s a deeply strange thing about Uber, which publicly filed for its IPO today: The company has lost $10 billion from operations, just since 2016, and while riders have paid $79.4 billion for rides, many drivers attest that they can barely scrape together a living. So no part of the operation is a[…]

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Initial public offering

From Wikipedia: Initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering in which shares of a company are sold to institutional investors[1] and usually also retail (individual) investors; an IPO is underwritten by one or more investment banks, who also arrange for the shares to be listed on one or more stock exchanges. Through this process, colloquially known as floating, or going public,[…]

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