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Spotify Considers Going Public Without an IPO

Apr 7, 2017, 3:51 pm EDT

Spotify may soon go public, the online music streaming site announced.

However, the tech company may be doing things differently as it will not choose to go the traditional way by launching an initial public offering (IPO). The even is a fundraiser that helps the stock gain some traction early on, but Spotify may seek to bypass this.

As an alternative to such a move, the company’s employees and venture capitalists would sell shares to investors directly. The option of “direct listing” does have some benefits as it allows the company to avoid paying extra fees associated with an IPO, thus preventing diluting the share. Read 

Snap Inc (SNAP) Stock Has a Glimmer of Hope Against Copycat Facebook

Apr 7, 2017, 10:01 am EDT

Lately the gains on Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP) have been disappearing. Last week, SNAP stock lost about 7.4% to $20.56. It’s important to keep in mind that most IPOs involve lots of volatility. For the most part, the markets must go through a process of adjusting and learning about the company. But SNAP has also not released much information either. Source: Shutterstock

Consequently, the void has been filled with mostly negative news.

There are, of course, various analyst reports that generally focus on the nose-bleed valuation. But there are also concerns about the deceleration in the user base as well as the traction with monetization. Read 

Ronco IPO: Investors in Ron Popeil’s Company Could Snag Informercial Swag

Apr 5, 2017, 10:29 am EDT

Ronco IPO is in the works and the company is hoping to draw in investors with extra swag. Source: Erin Nekervis/Flickr

The Ronco IPO is offering special bonuses to investors that buy a certain amount of the company’s stock. Here is a breakdown of the deals.

    Up to $1,000 Investment — This earns the investor a one-time 10% off discount on Ronco.com. Over $1,000 Investment — Investors that spend a little extra will get 20% off on Ronco.com during a single transaction. Over $5,000  Investment — This is where it gets good. Investing this much in the IPO will net shareholders a free Ronco rotisserie. Over $10,000 Investment — Investing this much in the company earns shareholders a free Ronco rotisserie, as well as a free Ronco Ready Grill and accessories. Over $25,000 Investment — This gets investors all of the previous rewards. Also, the first 30 investors to buy more than $25,000 worth of stock during the Ronco IPO will get a special commemorative Ronco book.

The Ronco IPO requires investors to make a minimum investment of $120 to take part. This doesn’t include any rewards and comes to 20 of the company’s shares. The total amount of shares being sold by the company in its IPO is 5 million. Read 

BuzzFeed IPO: Online Media Company Wants to Go Public in 2018

Mar 29, 2017, 3:07 pm EDT

BuzzFeed appears to be next company that is planning on launching an initial public offering (IPO) in the coming months. Source: Flickr

The online publication will reportedly go public sometime in 2018, according to a source close to the matter that unveiled the news to CNBC. The move comes following NBCUniversal’s November decision to inject $200 million into the media company to feed its growth.

The NBCUniversal investment is slated to benefit both companies due to the fact that BuzzFeed and the aforementioned media giant have an advertising partnership that will produce great dividends for both parties. Read 

Canada Goose: 10 Things to Know About the Red-Hot Canadian IPO

Mar 16, 2017, 2:41 pm EDT

Canada Goose kicked off its initial public offering with a bang.

Here are 10 things you should know about the IPO:

    The seller of crafty and expensive jackets went public on Thursday. It was an incredible beginning for Canada Goose as shares roared 40% from its initial price. The stock traded in both the New York Stock Exchange and Canada. Its price offering opened at C$17, or $12.78 in the NYSE. It opened at $18 on the NYSE before cooling off. The company is valued at roughly $2 billion. The jackets offered by the company are quite pricey, coming in at $1,000 for adults and $450 for kids. The first nine months of the current fiscal year have been great for Canada Goose as sales have increased more than 40% compared to the first nine months of the previous year. It is also a profitable company as earnings were 26% better compared to the previous year’s financial results. Despite the fact that we are nearing the start of the spring, the company got off to a hot start in sales as it went public due to the fact that blistering, cold temperatures hit across the U.S., prompting many to buy one of its jackets to keep warm. Animal rights activist group PETA will invest in the company in order to have a voice regarding Canada Goose’s use of goose and coyote fur to make clothing.

Why Snap Inc (SNAP) Stock Could Soon Rally

Mar 16, 2017, 12:43 pm EDT
Why Snap Inc (SNAP) Stock Could Soon Rally

Even though it’s only been two weeks since the public offering of Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP), there has already been plenty of gut-wrenching volatility. After a 44% pop on its first day of trading, Snap Inc shares quickly trailed off. Note that Snap stock is about 29% off its high. Source: Shutterstock

Yet this should not be surprising. Let’s face it, whenever you make a bet on a new-fangled technology, you should expect a roller coaster ride.

A spot-on case study of this is Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). After its debut in May 2012, the stock price would go on to tumble by about 50% in three months. But, of course, selling into this would have turned out to be a big mistake. Read 

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