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Monday 06 June 2011
A marked increase in stock market flotations, as well as perceptions of better trading prospects for banks and other financial services companies, has produced a big jump in new City jobs, a leading recruitment consultant will say today.
Friday 03 June 2011
Groupon, the internet marketing sensation which emails 83 million people around the world with a "deal of the day" coupon, launched its plan to float on the stock market in the US last night by claiming it was "better positioned than any company in history to reshape local commerce".
Wednesday 01 June 2011
Luke Johnson, the private equity mogul and Channel Fourchairman, has added yet another string to his bow: he gets an"executive producer" credit on The Flaw, a documentary about the financial crisis that makes its debut in British cinemas next week. We're ordering in the popcorn already.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
Wednesday 25 May 2011
Outlook There didn't seem much interest from short-sellers in laying bets against LinkedIn shares yesterday, despite it being the first day after the social network's flotation last week that shorting was allowed. Too little stock is available to borrow and, with all the signs pointing to a second dot.com bubble, placing large wagers on the shares falling is probably a mug's game.
Tuesday 24 May 2011
A Russian search engine is set to embark on what could be the biggest float by an online firm since Google raised $1.67bn (£1bn) back in 2004.
Monday 23 May 2011
Saturday 21 May 2011
US Outlook: Who is buying LinkedIn shares at $100? At that price, the social networking site is worth $10bn, more than 40 times last year's revenues and an irrelevantly huge multiple of profits. To justify the valuation, investors are obviously looking not to the past, but to the future.
Saturday 21 May 2011
As ever, Warren Buffett puts it best. "If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy," he says. And in bubble 2.0, just like the first dotcom boom and bust more than a decade ago, the world's most famous investor is staying on the sidelines rather then risk being made the patsy.
Friday 20 May 2011
LinkedIn, the social networking website for professionals, debuted on the New York Stock Exchange to a frenzy of buy orders yesterday, sending shares to more than double the float price.
Thursday 19 May 2011
Outlook LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals that is to make its debut on the New York Stock Exchange today, rather undersold itself when it unveiled plans for the float earlier this month. Pricing was originally set at $32 to $35 a share, valuing the business at $3bn – now, just a few weeks later, LinkedIn has priced the shares at $45, valuing the company at $4.3bn (£2.66bn).
Tuesday 10 May 2011
Reid Hoffman, the entrepreneur who founded LinkedIn eight years ago, will have a paper worth of more than $600m when the professional networking website floats on the New York Stock Exchange later this month.
Wednesday 20 April 2011
Call to young entrepreneurs
Monday 11 April 2011
Evening classes in French are nothing out of the ordinary, few eyebrows would be raised at Saturday evening salsa lessons and Yoga is simply passé. The newest of trends among the suits, however, is perhaps a little more surprising.
Thursday 10 March 2011
Only a little while ago, networking for most growing businesses meant squeezing a few hours out of an already busy day to attend an indifferent lunch with a few other business people of various kinds in a nearby hotel or restaurant.
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