New regulatory scrutiny and high-profile blowups have revived longstanding concerns about the public shell companies. But many backers seem undaunted.
The founder of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, needs investors for the company’s U.S. unit after a recent venture capital deal fell through — a setback that cost him a C.E.O.
The digital media companies that once seemed to have a lock on the future are making plans to get bigger and pay back their investors.
Regulatory pressure forced his special purpose acquisition company to abandon a proposed investment in Universal Music Group.
Soho House will begin trading. All eyes are on whether stock market investors will sign up.
A longtime real estate investor and former Goldman Sachs executive decided to take an electric truck company public. Chaos ensued.
Top officials from business, government and more have returned to Allen & Company’s annual gathering of power brokers.
After targeting the ride-hailing platform days after its I.P.O., regulators on Monday moved against more companies that had recently been listed on Wall Street.
It made headlines around the world: a New Jersey sandwich shop with a soaring stock price. Was it just speculation, or something stranger?
Oatly, maker of dairy alternatives, could be worth $10 billion when it lists on the stock market this week. The share sale is a barometer of changing consumer preferences.
In a single year, the state’s financial outlook has gone from surplus to deficit to surplus as capital gains tax collections have risen amid a soaring stock market and I.P.O. boom.
Arrival, a developer of electric vans and buses, says it has come up with a cheaper way to build vehicles in small factories. But can it deliver on that promise?
Other European cities are eating away at Britain’s edge in financial services. The government is trying to find ways to keep it.
With acceptance from traditional investors, a profitable start-up that eases transactions is offering proof of the industry’s staying power.
The big names behind blank-check companies don’t always stick around. Could changing that protect investors?
Times are flush for young tech companies like Stripe and Coinbase, which are having a moment as they upend the financial establishment.
The money-losing office space firm plans to merge with a blank-check company backed by big Wall Street investors.
An acquisition of Discord, which could top $10 billion, would buttress Microsoft’s gaming business, as video gaming has boomed in the pandemic.
As a deal frenzy mounts, propelled by financial vehicles known as SPACs, start-ups have become the prey.
Coupang, a start-up founded by a Harvard Business School dropout, helped transform e-commerce in South Korea, one of the world’s fastest-growing markets for online shopping.
The gaming site, a tween favorite, began trading at $64.50 a share, up from its reference price of $45. The opening trade values it at nearly $42 billion.
Not by buying airplanes. Instead, the newest start-up millionaires are proceeding cautiously.
A once obscure financial maneuver becomes a celebrity flex.
Adam Neumann was said to be selling $480 million of his shares to the Japanese conglomerate, which aims to take WeWork public.
A legal dispute has been a key hurdle to taking WeWork public.
Known as SPACs, these shell companies allow businesses to sell shares to the public with different disclosure than usual. What could go wrong?
The no-fee trading app, which is popular with young investors, has been strained by the high volume of trading this week in stocks such as GameStop.
Investors of all stripes piled into stocks this year, creating levels of froth reminiscent of the dot-com boom. Analysts say there’s room to go higher, but some worry about a bubble.
The cryptocurrency giant’s initial public offering holds big potential — and significant risks.
The home-rental company’s blockbuster I.P.O. followed that of the delivery company DoorDash. Investors piled into both.
The F.T.C. and more than 40 states seek to break up the tech giant.
The move, which is the second time the home-rental company raised its offering price, would value Airbnb for as much as $42 billion.
The delivery company’s shares started trading at $182 each, 78 percent above its initial public offering price of $102, in a sign of investor appetite.
Investors are tripping over one another to give hot start-ups money. DoorDash and Airbnb are going public. The good times are baaack.
The home rental service gave the first comprehensive look at its finances on Monday as it moves to go public.
The company’s performance renewed questions about whether “gig economy” businesses can turn a profit.
Investors in what would have been the world’s largest share sale are getting refunds, as Beijing shows entrepreneurs the importance of listening to the Communist Party.
The internet finance titan, which is days away from a huge stock offering, has challenged China’s state-led banking system, putting it in the cross-hairs of the authorities.
Noise. Damages. Safety questions. Airbnb is racing to address the risks posed by partying guests before it goes public.
The tech giant, which is preparing for a mega I.P.O., has transformed personal finance in China. Regulators have taken notice.
The Alibaba online finance spinoff, which offers people in China a one-stop shop for loans, investments and more, will list shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Shares in Big Hit, the company behind the K-pop phenomenon, opened at more than double the offering price, then jumped 30 percent in early trading before finishing down on the day.
What investors are really paying for is not necessarily the K-pop group or its management company, but its huge, highly connected ecosystem of followers.
The Silicon Valley company leads a wave of tech outfits hoping to test the public markets in the busiest season for I.P.O.s in two decades.
Deal makers involved in the talks to sell TikTok are exasperated.
The data storage company is among several prominent start-ups going public this year as the tech industry thrives in the pandemic.
Many start-ups and big-idea companies have rediscovered an alternative to a traditional I.P.O.
A tech start-up named for objects in “The Lord of the Rings” has become a major government contractor. But what it does is not easy to understand.
Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, are helping them and other fledgling companies raise money and gain coveted stock listings.
The Silicon Valley company could be the next in a string of tech outfits to go public long before they have turned a profit.