Vivendi reveals plans for a Universal Music IPO by 2023
Anything Warner Music Group can do, Universal Music can do… later. With WMG having sprung plans for an IPO on the industry earlier this month, now Vivendi has announced that plans are afoot for a UMG public listing too,...
February 14, 2020
Music-streaming service Roxi plans to go public later this year
In June, Music Ally reported on the ambitions of British music-streaming firm Roxi (formerly Electric Jukebox) to go public. Now the company has confirmed how it plans to do that. Roxi announced this morning that it has...
July 15, 2019
Tencent Music may start trading publicly on 12 December
Hold that speculation that Tencent Music’s IPO may slip into 2019.
November 23, 2018
Report suggests Tencent Music IPO could slip to 2019
Will Chinese streaming giant Tencent Music go public this year? Perhaps not. The company delayed its planned IPO from October, but as Reuters reports, the intention was still to float in November. “Now, the last mega US...
November 21, 2018
Eventbrite shares spike by 59% on first day of trading after IPO
It's always risky to read too much in to the 'pop' of a company's shares on the day it goes public, although if they sink below their initial price, that's definitely not a good sign.
September 21, 2018
Eventbrite aims to raise $200m in IPO at $1.8bn valuation
Ticketing firm Eventbrite has set the terms for its upcoming IPO. The company is planning to raise $200m from selling 10 million shares at a price range of $19-$21. “At the midpoint of the proposed range, Eventbrite would...
September 10, 2018
Spotify and SEC meet over IPO bypass plans
Bloomberg is reporting that executives from Spotify met with Securities & Exchange Commission representatives recently to discuss the former’s supposed plan to bypass the traditional IPO path and go the direct listing...
August 23, 2017
Snapchat has filed (secretly) for its IPO
Snapchat’s parent company Snap has filed for its long-awaited IPO, although for now financial data about the company remains under wraps. That’s because it has taken advantage of US legislation that enables companies...
November 16, 2016
Facebook reportedly tried to buy ‘Asian Snapchat’ Snow
Remember the days when Facebook tried to buy Snapchat for $3bn? Three years on, the social app is reportedly shooting for a valuation of up to $35bn in its IPO next year. Still, Facebook hasn’t given up on getting a piece...
November 2, 2016
Snapchat parent reportedly planning $25bn IPO
Snap Inc, the newly rebranded parent company of Snapchat, is preparing to go public in the spring of 2017, according to the Wall Street Journal. It claims Snap is “preparing the paperwork for an IPO with a view to selling...
October 10, 2016
“Did Daniel Ek just say that Spotify is buying SoundCloud?” No.
The dopamine hit from clickbait headlines will do for us all at some point. Nordic Business Insider has picked up on an interview with Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek on TV4 in his homeland of Sweden and suggested that, “reading...
August 17, 2016