Tag Archives: IPO

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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Facebook’s Mobile Push With Acquisition of Onavo

As we have stated many times, the future is mobile. Facebook is showing its commitment to shoring up what had been a huge weakness.     On their blog, Onavo announced that Facebook has agreed to acquire it. Onavo “helps … 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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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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SunEdison To IPO Part Of Its Semiconductor Business

SunEdison to separate into two independent companies to focus on solar business. SunEdison is a manufacturer of semiconductors and solar panels and develops solar power plants.  SunEdison announced it would sell a minority interest in the semiconductor business and use … Continue reading

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