The Great Debate

from Breakingviews:

Alibaba payments cleanup makes for neater IPO

August 13, 2014

By Peter Thal Larsen

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Alibaba tries out role of the noble monopolist

May 20, 2014

By Ethan Bilby

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

China’s other e-commerce giant is priced to go

May 13, 2014

By John Foley
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: Crazy valuations not only sign of bubble

April 8, 2014

By Rob Cox
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

A case of lobbysts vs. small cap investors

By Lise Buyer
July 3, 2013

It’s tick season again: the time of year when those small, seemingly unimportant beasts emerge and attack the unsuspecting or unaware. This year, they seem to be everywhere and have a particularly robust group of carriers. The problem with ticks is that, while they seem benign, they can cause significant harm to those who are not vigilant.

Buying our way out of the IPO era

February 14, 2013

In 1988, Michael Dell was a 23-year-old wunderkind who sold cheap computers directly to “end users,” which is what he called his customers. He arranged an initial public offering to raise cash and attract top-tier engineers and managers while basking in the light of transparency.

Morgan Stanley’s Facebook curse

By Mark Elzweig
May 10, 2012

As Morgan Stanley’s retail force is learning, it’s hard being the anointed one. To most of the world, Morgan Stanley got the plum job of lead manager for the most important public stock offering since Google in 2004. But among the retail sales force at the firm, the Facebook Blessing might as well be known as the Facebook Curse.

from Paul Smalera:

Facebook.coop

February 2, 2012

Facebook shouldn't pay its users. Its users should pay to own Facebook.

“Facebook was not originally created to be a company,” founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote in his letter to investors announcing the IPO of his already hugely successful and profitable company. “It was built to accomplish a social mission — to make the world more open and connected.”

The death and resurrection of the tech IPO

By Eric Auchard
May 1, 2009

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Look to deal numbers for M&A green shoots

By Alexander Smith
April 23, 2009

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