Around the nation, regular investors and IPO watchers are anticipating some kind of twist — perhaps a provision for the 800 million users of Facebook, a company that promotes itself as all about personal connections, to get in on the action. "Pandemonium is what I expect in terms of demand for this stock," says Scott Sweet, senior managing partner at IPO Boutique, an advisory firm. "I don't think Wall Street would want to anger Facebook users."
Facebook is expected to raise as much as $10 billion US, which will value the company at $75 billion to $100 billion, making it one of the largest IPOs. A stock usually starts trading three to four months after the filing.
The highly anticipated filing will reveal how much Facebook intends to raise from the stock market, what it plans to do with the money and details on its own financial performance and future growth prospects.
Note EU-Digest: To show gratitude to the Facebook membership for making Facebook what it is today and to turn these members into true loyal stakeholders in the company, Mark Zuckerberg should give each Facebook member one share in the company at a value of $1.00 and make the share certificate downloadable. He should also give Facebook members the opportunity to buy preferred stock in the company. Why not?
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