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Globoforce IPO Coming Soon, Smaller Than Expected.

Globoforce IPO downsized; net proceeds and selling shareholders hardest hit. Globoforce’s IPO is expected soon, as early as this week.  However, not is all rosy in Dublin-by-way-of-Massachusetts. Earlier this week, Globoforce was planning to sell about 4.4 million shares at … Continue reading

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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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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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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 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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