Groupon IPO

November 4, 2011 by staff 

Groupon IPO, Groupon Inc rose to 700 million after increasing the size of its initial public offering, making it the largest IPO of a U.S. Internet company since Google Inc. rose and 1.7 billion in 2004.

The world leader in “daily deals” is now worth almost 13 billion and then to say that the increased supply of 5 million shares to 35 million in total and the prices on each and 20 for over an initial range and 16 to and 18.

The debut of the company three years old, who sells Internet coupons for everything from spa treatments to the work of the nose, is one of the most closely watched this year. His small fleet represents just over 5 percent of the company and helped to boost demand and price.

That restriction – one of the smaller floats past decade – should support the share price of Groupon when you start trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker on Friday grpn,anlysts say.

But in the long term, have expressed concern about competition from the likes of large pockets of Google and Inc, the need to spend continuously to promote the growth of users, and questions about accounting after the company changed its IPO presentations twice to change the way it accounted for revenue.

“Groupon is expensive. The value of 12.8 billion and can only be achieved because the float down,” said Rob Romero, head of technology-focused hedge fund firm Connective Capital Management.

“The reaction today to supply floating LinkedIn additional participation is an indicator of the degree of tension between supply and demand for shares can distort the assessment of a new public offering.”

LinkedIn, which was well above its IPO price and 45 years, fell 9 percent after hours after the submission of a proposal to sell up to 500 million in stock. They had drifted 8.3 percent of its shares during the IPO.

Pandora Media, a music streaming service and a recent dotcom debut, sold 9.2 percent of the company.

A and 12.8 billion, Groupon commands a price tag more than twice what Google offered to buy the company last year.

Widespread criticism

Beyond Friday, shares of Groupon can be volatile on concerns about the company’s ability to generate long-term earnings and revenue growth, as well as the possibility that existing investors to sell some of their holdings in some point.

Peculiar major music and CEO Andrew Mason and his executive team spent nearly two weeks on the road pitching to investors and to address widespread criticism of replicable business model Groupon, slowing growth and accounting problems.

“The investor after the IPO is going to take a risk in this deal,” said Josef Schuster, founder of IPO research and investment house iPox Schuster. “It is perhaps a good deal for an operator, and one day, but do not want to be in it for the long term.”

To pull the offer from the company reduced its value by half. Existing shareholders are not selling. And it skipped meetings with potential investors in Europe and Asia.

If the underwriters, led by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse, the exercise of their right to buy a little more than 5 million shares of Groupon in the IPO, known as greenshoe, Groupon rise to over 800 million and, before fees.

Wall Street Friday Groupon sampleanlyzed for clues on how other highly anticipated IPO dot-com – the likes of Facebook or Zynga – fee may.

LinkedIn rose in the first trading day in May and remains well above its IPO price and 45. Pandora Shares initially emerged and then collapsed. Its shares traded below the IPO price and 16 on Thursday and in just over 15.

Groupon “is a company permission to market to 150 million consumers daily. No other company in the world has ever had that kind of reach,” said Boyan Josic, executive director of DailyDealMedia, which tracks the industry.

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