Articles tagged “ipo”

Eventbrite Files for Long-Awaited IPO

Eventbrite Files for Long-Awaited IPO

Alex Barinka and Michael Hytha, Bloomberg

A first glance at Eventbrite's filing shows impressive revenue growth over the last couple of years. It looks like its acquisitions of Ticketfly and other smaller players have paid off.

4 weeks ago

Why Airbnb Isn’t in a Rush to Go Public

Why Airbnb Isn’t in a Rush to Go Public

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

With investors seemingly falling over themselves to offer Airbnb cash, the company doesn't really need that headline-grabbing IPO. Sadly, this means we'll have to wait a little more time to find out just how profitable it really is.

3 months ago

HNA Asset Sales Hit Speed Bump Over Canceled Airline Caterer IPO

HNA Asset Sales Hit Speed Bump Over Canceled Airline Caterer IPO

Prudence Ho, Bloomberg

HNA Group has always been something of a complicated beast and it looks like this has scared off potential investors worried about the lack of clarity surrounding the Swiss airline catering IPO.

6 months ago

The Inside Story of Airbnb’s Management Shakeup and Battle to Stay Private

The Inside Story of Airbnb’s Management Shakeup and Battle to Stay Private

Olivia Zaleski and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Who needs an IPO when you can control the limits of space and time on an "infinite time horizon" like Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky? Also, if two-thirds of the company's profits were being generated by ex-CFO Tosi's hedge fund within the company, how will the company fare without him?

8 months ago

Airbnb’s Road to an IPO: Everything You Could Possibly Need to Know

Airbnb’s Road to an IPO: Everything You Could Possibly Need to Know

Deanna Ting, Skift

We all know Airbnb will go public someday — it's just a question of when. When will it finally be ready — and what does the company need to do before it does?

1 year ago

Are Trivago’s Brand Awareness Numbers Inflated?

Are Trivago’s Brand Awareness Numbers Inflated?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Trivago is saturating certain markets with TV advertising. Google Trends data suggest this may not be as effective as the company wants investors to surmise.

2 years ago

Expedia Picks 6 Banks for Trivago’s Impending IPO

Expedia Picks 6 Banks for Trivago’s Impending IPO

Arno Schuetze, Reuters

Judging by the smallish (OK, not) banks already lined up, Expedia's hoped-for Trivago IPO clearly has momentum. Whether the companies can make the IPO happen before the end of 2016, which was the announced goal, remains to be seen and will depend on market conditions.

2 years ago

Japan is Readying For World’s Biggest Railway IPO in More Than Two Decades

Japan is Readying For World’s Biggest Railway IPO in More Than Two Decades

Taku Kato and Chris Cooper, Bloomberg

Tourism demand in Japan is on the rise in recent years and visitors will be looking for a high-end customer experience that matches or exceeds what they'd receive in the air.

2 years ago

Airbnb IPO Will Have to Wait Until Legal Issues Are Dealt With

Airbnb IPO Will Have to Wait Until Legal Issues Are Dealt With

Yuji Nakamura, Bloomberg

Airbnb board member Jeff Jordan believes that it will be in the financial interest of hosts to oppose overly aggressive regulations against the company in coming years. That sort of outcry by passengers has worked to a certain extent for Uber when faced with municipal crackdowns. Uber is not Airbnb, though. Whether disparate Airbnb hosts can unify out of self-interest as a potent force to oppose tough regulations and hotel lobbying remains to be seen.

2 years ago

Trivago IPO Could Reach $1 Billion as Expedia Begins Selecting Banks

Trivago IPO Could Reach $1 Billion as Expedia Begins Selecting Banks

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Trivago would likely be a hot IPO given its hyper growth and the potential further expansion of online travel around the world. However, investors will question whether the huge amount of money Trivago pours into sales and marketing is an overreach.

2 years ago

HotelTonight Becomes Profitable but IPO Chances Are Remote

HotelTonight Becomes Profitable but IPO Chances Are Remote

Ellen Huet, Bloomberg

HotelTonight is more likely to get acquired than to do a successful IPO given the company's relatively small size. The app is exquisite but competition by bigger players is intense.

2 years ago

IPO-Bound Trivago Is Growing Fast Because of Its Massive Marketing Spend

IPO-Bound Trivago Is Growing Fast Because of Its Massive Marketing Spend

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If Expedia is successful in turning its Trivago hotel-metasearch unit into a public company in 2016, it would be the second time Expedia has monetized an asset in such a way in five years. Expedia shareholders made a ton of money when Expedia spun out TripAdvisor in 2011.

2 years ago