May 3, 2012 |
Facebook is about to create some overnight liquid millionaires and billionaires as they cash in on the company's initial public stock offering later this month. Chief Executive and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and investors plan to sell as much as $5.5 billion in stock in the hotly anticipated IPO. They will sell 157.4 million shares for as much as $35 apiece, according to a regulatory filing Facebook filed Thursday. Zuckerberg will sell 30.2 million of his 533.8 million shares.
May 1, 2012 |
It looks like the countdown to the Facebook IPO could be nearing completion. Facebook could start its IPO roadshow next week and appears to still be on track for a mid-May initial public stock offering, according to reports. In what is expected to be one of the biggest stock market debuts in history, Facebook appears to be putting the finishing touches on the required documents to be able to begin to court institutional investors such as...
April 27, 2012 |
AMC Entertainment Inc., the nation's second-largest movie exhibitor, has once again scrapped plans for a stock offering, two people familiar with the matter said. The Kansas City, Mo., theater chain had said in a regulatory filing last spring that it planned to raise as much as $450 million in an initial public offering of stock, using the proceeds to pay down debt. Top shareholders in AMC include JPMorgan Chase & Co., Apollo Investment Fund and Bain Capital Investors. But at the prompting of AMC's owners, the circuit has opted to shelve the IPO out of concern that market conditions aren't ripe for a stock offering, said two sources familiar with the plans who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.
April 26, 2012 |
AMC Entertainment, the nation's second-largest exhibitor, has once again scrapped plans for a stock offering, two people familiar with the matter said. The Kansas City, Mo.-based theater chain had said in a regulatory filing last spring that it planned to raise up to $450 million in an initial public offering of stock, using the proceeds to pay down debt. Top shareholders in AMC include JPMorgan, Apollo Investment Fund and Bain Capital Investors. But at the prompting of AMC's owners, the circuit has opted to shelve the IPO, out of concern that market conditions aren't ripe for a stock offering, said two sources familiar with the plans who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.
April 24, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO — The rapid growth of Facebook Inc. showed signs of slowing in the first quarter, potentially cooling investors' fervor just weeks before the company's hotly anticipated initial public stock offering. Facebook generated $1.06 billion in sales, the second quarter in a row sales topped $1 billion. That represented a 45% jump from a year earlier but a 6% decline compared with the fourth quarter. The financial performance, the company's most anemic since at least 2010, fell below analysts' expectations.
April 10, 2012 |
How does a 28-year-old make $400 million in 18 months? Kevin Systrom won the start-up sweepstakes with the right product at the right time: Instagram. This young entrepreneur's ambition to build the next big social network caught the attention of Facebook founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, who paid a cool $1 billion to buy Instagram this week. That's 1% of the valuation that Facebook is expected to fetch next month when it begins selling shares to the public for a tiny start-up that has never made a dime but soared to a loyal following of more than 30 million users just on Apple's iPhone.
March 28, 2012 |
Facebook plans to halt trading of its shares on private exchanges this week. In other words, last call to buy Facebook shares before the IPO. The move is part of the process of preparing for its initial public stock offering that could come as early as May. Facebook told exchanges that broker trades of its shares to stop trading this week, two people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg News . That way Facebook can...
March 15, 2012 |
Zynga Inc., the maker of online social games FarmVille and Words With Friends, will seek to raise $400 million in a secondary public stock offering and rejigger when employees can sell their shares. The moves are designed to help prevent a sudden drop in the price of the San Francisco company's stock. In December, Zynga took in $1 billion in its initial public offering with an eye toward financing an ambitious strategy to expand its products both internationally and to mobile devices.
February 10, 2012 |
LinkedIn is connecting with investors. The dominant professional networking site was one of the few bright spots Friday on Wall Street. Its shares skyrocketed nearly 18% to $89.96 in the single biggest one-day jump since its initial public stock offering in May. LinkedIn's stock has doubled in value since the IPO. The jet fuel powering the professional networking site: its fourth-quarter earnings, released Thursday. Revenue more than doubled from the previous year to nearly $168 million.
February 8, 2012 |
Facebook said it's working closely with Zynga to propel growth for both companies, according to the social networking giant's amended filing for its initial public offering. Wednesday's disclosure was similar to one that Zynga made as it prepared for its December IPO. Zynga said at the time that Facebook accounts for 90% of its sales. Zynga generated 12% of Facebook's revenue in 2011. Facebook said that it has an agreement with Zynga to reach a series of growth targets. It signed the contract with Zynga last year.