Facebook Inc.’s 2012 stock market debut helped spark a boom in U.S. initial public offerings, sucking the life out of a Wall Street fad that the social network had helped popularize: private share exchanges.
Private share markets where corporate insiders can cash out stakes while avoiding the scrutiny of public listings have seen their popularity wane. Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. has a plan to make the concept mainstream.
Groupon Inc.’s latest restatement, following accounting missteps last year, heightens concern about the reliability of the company’s financial reporting and raises questions whether auditors gave enough oversight to the coupon provider’s novel business model.
Zynga Inc. plans to sell a small number of shares in its initial public offering, adopting a strategy used by LinkedIn Corp. to maintain control of the company while raising money to expand, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.
Trulia Inc., an Internet startup focused on residential real estate, hired JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Deutsche Bank AG to manage its initial public offering, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
Facebook Inc. is considering raising about $10 billion in an initial public offering that would value the world’s largest social-networking site at more than $100 billion, a person with knowledge of the matter said.