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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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 months ago

Expedia Hopes for Trivago IPO Before the End of 2016

Expedia Hopes for Trivago IPO Before the End of 2016

Dennis Schaal, Skift

An IPO for Trivago has been a hoped-for option for Expedia since it acquired the company in 2012. Trivago has been a growth juggernaut and now its investors hope to cash in and to spur increased growth.

4 months ago

Indian Booking Site Yatra To Go Public On Nasdaq, Valued At $218 Million

Indian Booking Site Yatra To Go Public On Nasdaq, Valued At $218 Million

Nikhil Pahwa, Medianama

There is a round of consolidation left in the Indian online booking market, which has happened in every other major market but not here.

5 months ago

OTG Brought iPads to Airport Concessions and Now It’s Filing for an IPO

OTG Brought iPads to Airport Concessions and Now It’s Filing for an IPO

Alex Barinka, Bloomberg

OTG's iPads at airports have vastly improved the guest experience, but they likely have the capacity to deliver much more, from event tickets to airport gaming and beyond.

10 months ago

Frontier Airlines is Considering a Rare U.S. Carrier IPO

Frontier Airlines is Considering a Rare U.S. Carrier IPO

Alex Barinka, Kiel Porter and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

This is certainly an interesting development for a carrier that filed for bankruptcy only seven years ago and signals that the Indigo buyout did something to bring Frontier back from the brink.

1 year ago

Hostelworld Prices Its IPO at a $270 Million Valuation

Hostelworld Prices Its IPO at a $270 Million Valuation

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Although it is very much apples to oranges, the Hostelworld IPO might be viewed as a toe in the water for companies such as Airbnb and other alternative lodging/sharing-economy companies mulling their futures as public companies.

1 year ago

Azul Considers an IPO Again, This Time for Its Loyalty Program

Azul Considers an IPO Again, This Time for Its Loyalty Program

Christiana Sciaudone, Bloomberg

Azul is desperate to pull off some kind of IPO — any kind of IPO. Considering the success rate for loyalty spinoffs, it's likely a good idea.

1 year ago