Articles tagged “ipos”

Ctrip and Tencent Team Up for IPO to Back Emerging Chinese Travel Brand

Ctrip and Tencent Team Up for IPO to Back Emerging Chinese Travel Brand

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It appeared several years ago that Ctrip had locked up the Chinese online travel market when it took control of Qunar and Elong, but that ship has sailed. The emergence of Meituan and now Tongcheng-Elong's initial public offering make it clear that many players will scramble for market leadership.

2 months ago

Airbnb and Other Unicorns Suffer by Staying Private, High-Profile Tech Investor Argues

Airbnb and Other Unicorns Suffer by Staying Private, High-Profile Tech Investor Argues

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Would Airbnb and Uber, for example, be truly better off as public companies? It's unclear because they both have access to tons of money already. But they would both certainly be better equipped to spin their own narratives.

2 months ago

Uber Talks Up Its Side Hustles in March Toward an IPO

Uber Talks Up Its Side Hustles in March Toward an IPO

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

The success or failure of Uber's upcoming IPO try will hinge on the merits of its core ridesharing business. Big bets are nice to have and can turn out to have enormous impact, but investors aren't usually known for their patience and long-term thinking.

3 months ago

Uber, Airbnb and Lyft Are Setting Up 2019 as a Landmark Year in Travel IPOs

Uber, Airbnb and Lyft Are Setting Up 2019 as a Landmark Year in Travel IPOs

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In initial public offering land, it's a long time until 2019. The markets are turbulent at the moment and there are big regulatory headaches that stubbornly persist, but investors are salivating at the prospect of dropping some money into Uber and/or Airbnb. These IPO plans could be very impactful.

3 months ago

Wow Air’s Plan to IPO Is a Rarity Among Low-Cost Airlines

Wow Air’s Plan to IPO Is a Rarity Among Low-Cost Airlines

Luca Casiraghi and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Wow Air is being hounded on all sides. But, as we've noted before, an initial public offering might give it the cash it needs to rebuild itself and thrive.

4 months ago

Meituan’s Hong Kong IPO May Intensify Its Rivalry With Ctrip

Meituan’s Hong Kong IPO May Intensify Its Rivalry With Ctrip

Sean O'Neill, Skift

China's travel market is fast-growing enough that it could support a competitor to current leader Ctrip. That day may arrive soon, too, given that Meituan-Dianping is showing surprising traction in hotel booking.

4 months ago

Mesa Air Downsizes Its Initial Public Offering

Mesa Air Downsizes Its Initial Public Offering

Alex Barinka, Michael Hytha and Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

An airline emerging from bankruptcy isn't so rare, but will Mesa Air's investors return for the new initial public offering?

5 months ago

Uber Faces Political Risks by Delaying IPO to 2019

Uber Faces Political Risks by Delaying IPO to 2019

Conor Sen, Bloomberg

The author has a valid point about the expected U.S. political environment during the next two years. Uber, however, still has some internal politics to clean up and is on its own timeline.

8 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

Argentine Airport Operator Looks to Emerging Markets in Brazil and India

Argentine Airport Operator Looks to Emerging Markets in Brazil and India

Pablo Gonzalez, Bloomberg

This Argentine airport operator is smart to look to Brazil as a promising market. Brazil's new Open Skies agreement with the U.S. could even spur new partnerships between Latin American airlines.

10 months ago

Airbnb Hedge Fund Report Is a Sign That This Unicorn Is Growing Up

Airbnb Hedge Fund Report Is a Sign That This Unicorn Is Growing Up

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Headlines can often miss a key point: Airbnb has a positive and growing cash flow. Airbnb was already in a small club of highly valued startups, but there's an even more elite group, those that can turn a profit.

11 months ago

Members-Only Soho Club Is Mulling an IPO

Members-Only Soho Club Is Mulling an IPO

Lionel Laurent, Bloomberg

A number of hospitality companies are adopting Soho House's model of establishing exclusive, members-only clubs. If Soho House does indeed go public, there's a good chance we'll see even more of them in the very near future.

12 months ago