Category Archives: Public Offering

Castlight Health Soars In IPO. Why?

Castlight Health prices IPO above range, shares rise sharply in debut. Do Castlight’s results and prospects justify its valuation?   Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE: CSLT) went on the road for its IPO with a prospectus offering 11.1 million shares of … Continue reading

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HubSpot Files IPO Docs, Reportedly

HubSpot files IPO documents on a confidential basis and has chosen bankers, according to news reports. HubSpot, which offers an “inbound marketing software platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers,” reportedly filed confidential IPO documents with … Continue reading

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Dropbox Raises A Few Million Ahead Of Reported IPO

Dropbox conducts private placement; raises cash ahead of purported IPO. Dropbox has been one of the more anticipated IPO candidates for a while.  Rumor has it that rival Box beat it to the punch with a confidential IPO filing after … Continue reading

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Big IPO News As We Head Into 2014

Strong IPO activity as we head out of 2013 (it works both ways). In the last two days, there have been three big IPO happenings.  Let’s take a brief look: Hilton Worldwide The most high profile of the recent IPOs … Continue reading

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Intrawest Resorts, the Fortress Investment-Owned Ski Resort Company, Files For IPO

Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. files for IPO without listing any underwriters.  Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc., filed for a $100 million IPO.  Intrawest is a newly formed vehicle into which Fortress Investment Group will dump its ski resort assets in order … Continue reading

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Mavenir Systems – Today’s Other IPO

Mavenir Systems (MVNR) chose to go public on the same day as Twitter (TWTR). Let’s give them some attention too. Today’s other IPO did not quite raise the ruckus like that certain other company. In stark contrast to the Twitter … Continue reading

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Twitter Sued Ahead of IPO – Cause for Skepticism

Part 2: Why the Twitter pre-IPO lawsuit strikes us as strange. Besides the obvious part that it was filed during an IPO roadshow as if they were angling for quick settlement. We discussed some of the facts reported about the … Continue reading

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Twitter Sued Ahead of IPO For By Firms Claiming They Were Hired to Fraudulently Pump Up Its Valuation

Part I: Some of the reported facts on Twitter pre-IPO lawsuit. There have been several reports that Twitter was sued for $124 million today.  Two financial firms claim that Twitter began a process to sell some shares privately to enhance … Continue reading

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Twitter IPO Filing Highlights A Point We’ve Been Making For A While – The Future Is Mobile

Twitter’s disclosures emphasize the fundamental shift in how users consume online media, moving from the desktop to mobile. We have been hammering this theme for a long time. We predicted it before Twitter made its first public IPO filing.Like other … Continue reading

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Initial Reaction To Twitter IPO

I was surprised that they did not go for the dual class share structure that is so popular these days with tech companies.  Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and others have adopted it to maintain control while giving up ownership.

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