Neighborhood-based social network Nextdoor is considering going public, weighing options that include an initial public offering, a direct listing or by merging with a special purpose acquisition company, Bloomberg reported Friday afternoon. The San Francisco-based company is eyeing a valuation between $4 billion and $5 billion, Bloomberg reported . Nextdoor has grown during the pandemic,...
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When Thoma Bravo was drawing up the financing of its $8 billion acquisition of Coupa Software last year, the private equity giant didn’t turn to a bank, and it didn’t get a traditional loan. Instead, it tapped a group of non-bank lenders including Sixth Street for a relatively obscure type of financing—one that has been making its way into more and more multibillion dollar...
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