Category Archives: Public Offering

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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What To Expect From The Twitter IPO

To no one’s surprise, the Twitter IPO is garnering a tremendous amount of hype, from people calling it the savior of the tech markets v.2 or the biggest ripoff since Ponzi himself.  Facebook was v.1 and we saw how that … Continue reading

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SunEdison Update – News of a “Spin-Off” Premature (Or Inaccurate), But SunEdison Is Selling A Piece Of Its Semiconductor Business Through An IPO

IPO filing shows that SunEdison will maintain significant ownership as it sells a portion of its semiconductor business. SunEdison is the business of manufacturing semiconductors and solar panels and developing solar power plants. On August 22, we discussed the journalistic … Continue reading

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Aramark Files for IPO

Aramark does more than give you a burger and soda at the game or hospital cafeteria, its mission is to “Deliver experiences that enrich and nourish lives.” In January 2007, ARAMARK Corp. completed its merger, pursuant to which GS Capital … Continue reading

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If At First You Don’t Succeed . . . AMC, The Movie Theater Company, Tries To Go Public In Its Third IPO Attempt Since 2008

We will be reviewing this one in depth for private clients, but we thought it was interesting that AMC Entertainment filed for a $400 million IPO last week. Why so interesting?  Because it tried its hand at an IPO in … Continue reading

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Delicious IPO News

We note a couple of things that caught our eye heading into the holiday weekend. Potbelly Potbelly Corp., the “fast-growing neighborhood sandwich concept offering toasty warm sandwiches, signature salads and other fresh menu items served by engaging people in an … Continue reading

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ECOtality May Be Considering Public Offering As Share Price, Prospects, Products Melt Down

As the worst VC firm in history (*cough*US Government*cough*) sees its portfolio dwindle again, one of the dwindlers may be preparing to raise some private money. ECOtality, Inc. is a “green” energy company and, as such, is an esteemed recipient of … Continue reading

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IPO Note: Diamond Resorts International, Inc. And The Scope Of Its Business. Selling Timeshares Vs. Financing Them.

Seller of time shares is really in the real estate finance and securitization business. We were taking a look through the prospectus for Diamond Resorts’ IPO to get a sense at the quality of the offering. Diamond Resorts does receive … Continue reading

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No IPO No Problem As Later Stage Companies Attract Private Funding

Eventbrite raises $60 million and puts off IPO for a while. Despite hiring a seasoned public company CFO, Eventbrite will probably not go public before the end of 2013.  Getting a $60 million infusion from the likes of T. Rowe … Continue reading

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Is the Loan Servicing Industry Where Its At For Investors?

Walter Investment Management Corp. (WAC) has been on a tear since last August after limping along following a gentle decline from 2004 to 2007 and a steep fall in 2007 and 2008, along with the rest of the mortgage-related world. … Continue reading

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