Articles tagged “ipo”

Lyft’s Focus Stands in Contrast to Uber’s Ambition

Lyft’s Focus Stands in Contrast to Uber’s Ambition

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

It's sometimes lost in the Uber debate that the strongest companies in the world don't try to do everything at once on a global basis. The financial case for investing in a focused and nimble operation tends to be much stronger even if the headlines aren't as sexy.

1 month ago

Fosun Tourism Raises Less Than Intended in Hong Kong IPO

Fosun Tourism Raises Less Than Intended in Hong Kong IPO

Crystal Tse, Bloomberg

The owner of Club Med and Atlantis Sanya eyed as much as $548 million, but raised $426 million in its Hong Kong initial public offering.

1 month ago

Club Med Owner Fosun Expects Tourism IPO to Hit Lower End of Pricing

Club Med Owner Fosun Expects Tourism IPO to Hit Lower End of Pricing

Crystal Tse, Bloomberg

With stocks falling across the world, it might not be the best time to launch an IPO.

1 month ago

Lyft’s Long-Awaited IPO Is Coming Soon

Lyft’s Long-Awaited IPO Is Coming Soon

Giles Turner and Elizabeth Fournier, Bloomberg

Lyft has beat Uber to the punch, filing confidentially for an initial public offering. It turns out Lyft's focus on the U.S. at the expense of explosive international growth may pay off. The company is still losing money, though, which could worry potential investors.

1 month ago

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.

5 months 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.

7 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.

10 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?

12 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