Groupon, the online deal firm has recently set up the price range and a possible Groupon IPO date has also been announced. The Groupon IPO date refers to the date for its opening public offering. Groupon set the stakes at $621 million and that is called as a good discount from the previous $1 billion deal. The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s filing reveal that the firm offers to sell around thirty million class A shares at a price range between $16- 18. There is also a possibility for the deal to take a swing to $540 million. Predictions speak that around five percent of the stakes may sell at the Groupon IPO date increasing the company’s evaluation to twelve billion dollars.
Volatile sparks at Groupon
Instability has been the characteristic of the equity markets since June. It has also been the main reason for being heavy debt crisis affecting the euro zone and the chances of the US economy to face recession. What happened at Groupon is nothing different. It faced problems due to overspending, financial crisis and major public blunders. One such case is when the CEO of Groupon, emailed the offering news to the employees and was leaked out to the press. This brought about shaky movements before the Groupon IPO date approached. However, it did not affect the Groupon IPO date much.
Comments by other firms
Josef Schuster, working at IPOX Schuster said in a report that the best way to uphold a steep IPO valuation is selling less of equity. Adding to the fact, he said that this condition is a common feature of many such Internet IPOs which have failed in the past. The offering made at the Groupon IPO date is considered a low percentage at 4.7. He said that Groupon must have utilized the situation and set up an example for other such firms planning for an IPO soon. These events though did not affect the Groupon IPO date adversely.
The final verdict
The Groupon IPO date may undergo changes as the company is under scrutiny due to the above-mentioned disturbances. The IPO documents of the company are being reviewed more seriously as compared to previews reviews. The stock market volatility is also contributing to the delay in the IPO offering by the company. For further details about Groupon IPO date, one can refer to the online website or keep updated to news channels.