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So the most awaited IPO of this year Twitter Inc. priced its shares at $26 apiece for an initial public offering that will be the BTXtODVCQAALUawbiggest U.S. technology IPO since Facebook Inc.‘s debut last year. The short-messaging service priced shares a dollar higher the range it set earlier this week, giving the company a market capitalization of $14.4 billion.

Retail investors, including customers of some online brokerages and brokerages affiliated with the investment banks on the deal, were slated to receive less than 20% of the offering,. That total could change in the final pricing. Facebook placed a larger amount of its shares, 26%, through retail channels. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. and Fidelity Investments both expected to receive Twitter shares from underwriters for some customers.  Continue reading

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In one of the recent post of Prof Aswath Damodaran  the authority on corporate finance in this world, valued Twitter at about $10 billion. He 813530made a ton of assumptions to get to that value and argued that changing those assumptions could give you a different value. In the last few days, he is sure that you have seen many stories about Twitter’s post-IPO worth, with numbers as high as $25 billion being offered as estimates. In fact, the gambling markets have already opened on the offering price and the players in that market seem to be siding with the higher numbers.

To describe the market the difference between Pricing Game versus The Value Game have some amazing stuff :The Pricing Game versus The Value Game   Continue reading

The Twitter road to IPO

It all started with a little tool called Twitter and a 140-character rule. Here’s a brief history of how the start-up became a $317 million business.

“We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale.”

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Twitter IPO all set

It’s the first app I launch in the morning, and the first I install on a new phone, and my most-visited web site. Which is strange, because I don’t 813530much like most social media? I’m on Facebook only reluctantly; 90% of my posts there are automatic reposts from my tweet stream. I want to like Google+, but I keep failing. Twitter, though, is the hub of my online life.

Twitter’s IPO filing is ready, and the company intends to make it public this week, it may seem as though Twitter got things started on Sept. 12, when the company tweeted it had “confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO.” But Twitter had actually made that submission about two months earlier, in July. The September announcement wasn’t required by law, but a source says Twitter intended to get out ahead of any press leaks and avoid frenzy later on by simply making a public filing with no warning.  Continue reading

#The Twitter IPO

Today Raghuram Rajan to spell out his maiden monetary policy review. Now wait for the oohs and aahs. But I would be more interested on the 813530discussion After the announcement of the Mid-Quarter Review of Monetary Policy Statement 2013-14, Dr. Raghuram Rajan, Governor and Deputy Governors of the Reserve Bank of India will interact with researchers/analysts through teleconference between 3.30 p.m. and 4.30 pm on Friday, September 20, 2013.

Moving towards the topic on the IPO of twitter the only official information twitter account tweeted that :
“We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale.”  Continue reading

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