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Top IPO stories this week
03/09/2012
Top IPO stories this week

Top IPO stories this week

The year is in full swing … and so is the IPO market. While the results have been mixed so far this year, there have been enough results for them to be mixed, which is a far cry from Q3 …

Facebook inches higher in SharesPost trading
03/09/2012
Facebook inches higher in SharesPost trading

Facebook inches higher in SharesPost trading

Trading in Facebook on SharesPost has flattened out, now that the IPO is on the horizon. In the auction that closed on March 7, 2012, the final clearing price was $40.50, with 125,000 shares units hands. This is only a …

CHART: How public companies spend on investor relations
03/09/2012
CHART: How public companies spend on investor relations

CHART: How public companies spend on investor relations

So, we know that the size of the investor relations market in the US is $1.62 bn. But, who is spending it? We’ve found that NASDAQ-listed companies comprise 45 percent of investor relations spending. And on the right side of …

Acquity Group files for NYSE IPO
03/09/2012
Acquity Group files for NYSE IPO

Acquity Group files for NYSE IPO

Small capital raises are still possible, it seems. Acquity Group has filed for an IPO to raise $55 mn. In 2011, according to Renaissance Capital, the company had $107 mn in revenue and $16 mn in operating income. Acquity Group …

03/09/2012
How Apple’s $500 bn value affects the broader market - Inside Investor Relations editor's blog

How Apple’s $500 bn value affects the broader market
http://editorsblog.insideinvestorrelations.com/2012/03/how-apples-500-bn-value-affects-the-broader-market.html

Scrambling to understand the latest market movements? They could be down to a certain tech company that’s been in the news this week (and every week). Last month, Apple joined the $500 bn club. Only five other US companies have ever been worth that much, such as Exxon and Microsoft....

yapAgame releases new mobile social app for SXSW [GUEST POST]
03/09/2012
yapAgame releases new mobile social app for SXSW [GUEST POST]

yapAgame releases new mobile social app for SXSW [GUEST POST]

Today, yapAgame.com Inc. announced the release of its yapAgame – a mobile social media app for sports fans that works on iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry Playbook. The formal launch is at this week’s SXSW convention in Austin. yapAgame was …

How involved should your CEO be with government policy?
03/09/2012
How involved should your CEO be with government policy?

How involved should your CEO be with government policy?

Drawing upon the views of 260 American investors (analysts and portfolio managers) from 228 different firms, this newly released study from the Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting identifies how investors believe the decisions made in Washington, D.C. impact the …

5 reasons Google should buy Pinterest
03/09/2012
5 reasons Google should buy Pinterest

5 reasons Google should buy Pinterest

Google has never been able to figure out the social media space, but it’s always been good at figuring out acquisitions. Pinterest has burst onto the scene, and it already has a sky-high valuation. Meanwhile, Google has an absurd amount …

Facebook IPO Timeline: a new infographic for a new feature and a new S-1
03/08/2012
Facebook IPO Timeline: a new infographic for a new feature and a new S-1

Facebook IPO Timeline: a new infographic for a new feature and a new S-1

There’s something interesting in the latest Facebook IPO filing: a Timeline of the company. Why does this matter? Now that Timeline is being rolled out to all Facebook users (becoming mandatory by the end of the month), Facebook is using …

This is what’s NOT in Facebook’s updated S-1
03/08/2012
This is what’s NOT in Facebook’s updated S-1

This is what’s NOT in Facebook’s updated S-1

Facebook just launched its premium advertising product, and with it a potentially lucrative new revenue stream. Yet, the only nod this development gets in the amended Facebook IPO filing is visual. There is a photo of a premium ad executed …

Facebook IPO roundup: here’s what the new S-1 says
03/08/2012
Facebook IPO roundup: here’s what the new S-1 says

Facebook IPO roundup: here’s what the new S-1 says

Facebook filed an amendment to its S-1. While it has yet to reveal the stock exchange on which it will list, there are some very interesting developments. Here’s what you need to know: 1. More underwriters: the pie may be …

Texas shines in 2011 IPO market
03/08/2012
Texas shines in 2011 IPO market

Texas shines in 2011 IPO market

The rest of the US IPO market may have had trouble, but one state was on fire: Texas. Fifteen companies based in the Lone Star State went public in 2011, with an aggregate capital raise of $6.95 bn. That’s up …

Emulate these investor relations teams [VIDEO]
03/08/2012
Emulate these investor relations teams [VIDEO]

Emulate these investor relations teams [VIDEO]

The IR Magazine US Awards are coming up, so it’s only fitting that we focus a little on what it takes to be a market leader in shareholder communications. The video above features the Euro Top 100, from the IR …

Your map of pre-IPO bills in Congress [INFOGRAPHIC]
03/08/2012
Your map of pre-IPO bills in Congress [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your map of pre-IPO bills in Congress [INFOGRAPHIC]

While you were watching the Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act wind its way through the US House of Representatives, several other bills have gained momentum. There’s a lot happing in start-up and pre-IPO legislation right now. …

Select Income REIT prices IPO at low end
03/08/2012
Select Income REIT prices IPO at low end

Select Income REIT prices IPO at low end

Well, this still mean Select Income REIT hit its IPO range. The REIT came in at $21.50 a share and raised $172 mn in fresh capital. Select Income REIT will list on NYSE and trade under the symbol SIR. The …

7 insights into the new proposed small cap IPO law
03/07/2012
7 insights into the new proposed small cap IPO law

7 insights into the new proposed small cap IPO law

Callls for regulatory relief for small company IPOs have been coming from all corners of the market. And, it seems like Washington is taking action. There’s a new bill set to go through the US House of Representatives, and it …

Is a Santander UK IPO coming? New bigwigs offer a hint!
03/07/2012
Is a Santander UK IPO coming? New bigwigs offer a hint!

Is a Santander UK IPO coming? New bigwigs offer a hint!

Changes at the top tend to be a great indicator of plans for an IPO. So, when Santander announced new top dogs this week, including a new CFO, it was hard not to notice. According to Reuters, ‘the euro zone’s …

Special event offer from Inside IPO [INVESTOR RELATIONS]
03/07/2012
Special event offer from Inside IPO [INVESTOR RELATIONS]

Special event offer from Inside IPO [INVESTOR RELATIONS]

Are you ready to find out who won best investor relations for an IPO last year? You’ll find out first at the IR Magazine US Awards! Join us on March 22, 2012 at Cipriani Wall Street for this fantastic event, …

Dropbox: someone is selling WHILE YOU READ THIS
03/07/2012
Dropbox: someone is selling WHILE YOU READ THIS

Dropbox: someone is selling WHILE YOU READ THIS

The company isn’t even public yet, but there’s a big trade in the works, according to Business Insider. It’s apparently the ‘second part of the $250 mn funding round Dropbox raised in October’. This secondary trade will give some liquidity …

What you DON’T KNOW about the Facebook IPO
03/07/2012
What you DON’T KNOW about the Facebook IPO

What you DON’T KNOW about the Facebook IPO

The Facebook IPO is poised to destroy a wall of privacy that has surrounded the social media company. Once the company goes public, the culture will be visible … and many worry that it will change. Watch the video above …

Ahlsell is all sold
03/07/2012
Ahlsell is all sold

Ahlsell is all sold

Nordic construction supplies distribution company Ahlsell was sold to CVC Partners, a private equity firm, last Wednesday for 1.8 billion euros ($2.4 billion). The company was sold by GS Capital Partners and Cinven, with the latter estimating that it will …

BUBBLE WATCH: What you need to know about the Silicon Valley IPO pipeline
03/07/2012
BUBBLE WATCH: What you need to know about the Silicon Valley IPO pipeline

BUBBLE WATCH: What you need to know about the Silicon Valley IPO pipeline

Great Perspectives on Tech IPOs from Wealthfront on Vimeo. Is now the right time to go public? What are the benefits? How can you keep out of potential tax pitfalls? Watch the video above to see what the leading minds …

5 things you need to know about Yammer
03/07/2012
5 things you need to know about Yammer

5 things you need to know about Yammer

Does the buzz die with Facebook until a Twitter IPO occurs? Believe it or not, there are plenty of exciting companies in Silicon Valley, and the ‘pipeline’ that feeds the IPO pipeline is certainly robust. A Yammer IPO looks like …

Klout nabs Gilt Groupe deal
03/06/2012
Klout nabs Gilt Groupe deal

Klout nabs Gilt Groupe deal

Two of the hottest start-ups on the market right now are working together on an interesting promotion. If you have a solid Klout Score, you’ll get a discount on Gilt.com purchases – higher Klout Scores translate to larger discounts. This …

Look for 4 IPOs this week
03/06/2012
Look for 4 IPOs this week

Look for 4 IPOs this week

Do you want a little IPO action this week? Four companies are expected to take the plunge this week, two on NYSE and two on NASDAQ. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Andina Acquisition: this company is focused on …

Whiting USA Trust II IPO terms revealed!
03/06/2012
Whiting USA Trust II IPO terms revealed!

Whiting USA Trust II IPO terms revealed!

Whiting Petroleum’s latest spinoff, Whiting USA Trust II, expects to raise $320 mn by selling 16 mn units priced $19 to $21. If this energy company hits the mid-point, it will attain a valuation of $368 mn. Whiting USA Trust …

Here’s what you need to know about the NYSE IPO market [VIDEO]
03/06/2012
Here’s what you need to know about the NYSE IPO market [VIDEO]

Here’s what you need to know about the NYSE IPO market [VIDEO]

The IPO market is off to an exciting start, and the Yelp IPO last week only added momentum. Check out the video above to see NYSE’s views on it. Below, you’ll find the five most important highlights: 1. Tech is …

Square aims to replace cash register [VIDEO]
03/06/2012
Square aims to replace cash register [VIDEO]

Square aims to replace cash register [VIDEO]

Square Register from Square on Vimeo. That shouldn’t be too hard, right? The cash register is dated technology, and everyone gets impatient waiting at the point of sale. Well, I do – I’ll admit it. My first encounter with Square …

The REAL reason Foursquare is losing co-founder Naveen Selvadurai
03/06/2012
The REAL reason Foursquare is losing co-founder Naveen Selvadurai

The REAL reason Foursquare is losing co-founder Naveen Selvadurai

It didn’t take long for news to get around: Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai is leaving the company for unspecified new opportunities. According to Business Insider, Selvadurai is really taking off because he ‘seemed “frustrated” and “lost.”’ Reportedly, he’s had a …

New wastewater recovery tech has Vancouver firm flush with success [GUEST POST]
03/06/2012
New wastewater recovery tech has Vancouver firm flush with success [GUEST POST]

New wastewater recovery tech has Vancouver firm flush with success [GUEST POST]

Ostara saves our soil and streams while bringing high quality fertilizer to market Vancouver-based Ostara Nutrient Recoveries Technologies Inc. has found a solution to not one but two global environmental problems: too much raw sewage and too little commercial fertilizer. …

Yelp IPO: up 60 percent, hits $1.4 bn
03/05/2012
Yelp IPO: up 60 percent, hits $1.4 bn

Yelp IPO: up 60 percent, hits $1.4 bn

The Yelp IPO was a big one. When the dust settled on the first day, the company walked away with a market cap of $1.4 bn – based on a 60 percent increase during its trading debut. According to CNET, …

Foursquare nabs big partnership with Time
03/05/2012
Foursquare nabs big partnership with Time

Foursquare nabs big partnership with Time

Will you check in at the Democratic and Republican conventions? Use Foursquare at these events, and you’ll be able to unlock badges developed specifically for the events. In a new partnership with Time magazine, Foursquare will get an incredible amount …

Facebook IPO: more and more bankers
03/05/2012
Facebook IPO: more and more bankers

Facebook IPO: more and more bankers

Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Citigroup have now gotten in on the Facebook IPO. They join Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital and Allen & Co. The $5 bn opportunity has bankers around …

Yammer IPO: when will it come?
03/05/2012
Yammer IPO: when will it come?

Yammer IPO: when will it come?

Facebook. Twitter. Yammer? Yammer is an interesting case in the social media world. It’s more like Jive Software than Facebook or Twitter, as it is a social media platform used for business communications (and having used it, I can tell …

How NYSE Makes Social Media Marketing Effective in B2B [EXCLUSIVE]
03/05/2012
How NYSE Makes Social Media Marketing Effective in B2B [EXCLUSIVE]

How NYSE Makes Social Media Marketing Effective in B2B [EXCLUSIVE]

I was asked a question recently that is posed to me a lot: what company is doing social media right? In the B2B space, it’s usually a tough one to answer, as the fun and exciting stuff tends to happen …

Yelp surges on opening day
03/02/2012
Yelp surges on opening day

Yelp surges on opening day

When Pandora went public on NYSE, its initial surge ended by the time I returned to the IR magazine offices an hour and a half later. This hasn’t been the case with the Yelp IPO. Yelp priced its IPO at …

Top IPO stories this week
03/02/2012
Top IPO stories this week

Top IPO stories this week

Is it any surprise that this was an exciting week in the IPO space? There are just so many of them lately! The Yelp IPO took place today, and the company is already up 67 percent. The pipeline is still …

This is why Twitter isn’t ready for IPO
03/02/2012
This is why Twitter isn’t ready for IPO

This is why Twitter isn’t ready for IPO

Twitter is taking the slow road to an IPO. The company is still a recent entry into the advertising business, and this is the first year it has made a big push, according to the MarketWatch. Watch the video above …

Yelp IPO prices at $15
03/02/2012
Yelp IPO prices at $15

Yelp IPO prices at $15

The Yelp IPO priced ahead of its range. The company came in at $15 a share, a dollar above the $14 high end. The internet company sold 7.1 mn shares and raised $106.5 mn. The market cap is set to …

Yammer on business social media [QOTD]
03/02/2012
Yammer on business social media [QOTD]

Yammer on business social media [QOTD]

I love this in Forbes from Yammer CEO David Sacks: ‘Five to 10 years from now every company will have an internal social network and maybe an external one as well,’ he says. ‘Five years from now not having a …

Why I love Pinterest users in the UK
03/02/2012
Why I love Pinterest users in the UK

Why I love Pinterest users in the UK

Why do I love the UK today? Well, the country’s top interests on Pinterest are venture capital, blogging resources, crafts (don’t care about that one), web stats/analytics and SEO/marketing. These are the things I like on Pinterest, too! See for …

Is the 2012 IPO market off to an amazing start? [INFOGRAPHIC]
03/02/2012
Is the 2012 IPO market off to an amazing start? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is the 2012 IPO market off to an amazing start? [INFOGRAPHIC]

There’s been no shortage of excitement in the first two months of 2012. The Facebook IPO filing came a month ago, and several companies have had successful opening days. Buzz-worthy companies like Gogo and Carlyle Group are in the pipeline. …

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