Google IPO Expected Within Days

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Google plans to announce within days that it will push forward with an initial public offering, reports CNN and The Wall Street Journal.

According to the WSJ, the announcement is based upon the fact that Google will soon be required to disclose publicly more information about its business, under a Securities and Exchange Commission rule triggered after closely held companies surpass a certain size. According to analysts, Google is expected to have to make such disclosures as early as next week and such disclosers usually trigger a demand for such a company to offer public shares.

Since Google is a privately owned company, many elements of its expected IPO remain a mystery- including its size, revenue, and whichbanks maybe chosen to lead the IPO.

Google IPO rumors have been on the rampage since last October, with some Wall Street folks valuing Google at as much as $25 billion.

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  • Bryan Sambrook

    I believe Google is way past due with disclosing it’s personal wealth. I would love to see how they stand against Yahoo and MSN since they have been slowly changing their business model to the likes of their rivals 🙂

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  • Jason Thompson

    I feel Google will compete extremely well against the opposing search engine portals. Due to the fact that Google tends to set the trends within that market, once they IPO other search engines will be one step behind. Google will have that much more money to spend on coming up with new innovations.