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Airbnb

Why it is one to watch: One of the few high profile, consumer-brand tech companies going public in this period, it will test investors' confidence in the home-sharing business model, which has been under regulatory and competitive attack. The fact that it is occurring during a pandemic which has devastated travel also poses a challenge. 

Expected timing: December.

Type: IPO

S-1: Filed 11/16. Amended filing 12/1 here.

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Rioters breached barricades to enter the U.S. Capitol  on Jan. 6. Photo: Bloomberg

Airbnb Pulls D.C. Reservations for Inauguration Week

Jan. 13, 2021 · 9:20 AM PST
The move goes farther than Airbnb's previous efforts to assure lawmakers and the media that the homes on its site wouldn't harbor right-wing extremists.
Hipcamp campers at a  site in Maryland last year. Photo: AP
Art by Jesse Howe
Photos: Bloomberg. Art illustration by Jesse Howe.
Margrethe Vestager, competition commissioner of the European Commission, in her office in Brussels in February. Photo by Bloomberg
Airbnb's founders displayed on Nasdaq's Times Square screen in New York today. Photo by Bloomberg
Airbnb co-founders Joe Gebbia, Brian Chesky and Nathan Blecharczyk, shown on Dec. 10, the day Airbnb shares began trading on Nasdaq. Image: Airbnb

Airbnb Stock More Than Doubles in Trading Debut

Dec. 10, 2020 · 11:50 AM PST
Shares of the travel rental firm surged 113% above their IPO price to $144.71 apiece, valuing the company at around $100 billion.

Some Neighborhoods Are Winning the War Against Airbnb’s Rentals

Dec. 9, 2020 · 11:39 PM PST
Angry neighbors and local officials might remain a thorn in Airbnb’s side for years to come and could hurt its long-term growth prospects.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo by Bloomberg.

Airbnb Sets $47 Billion Valuation for IPO

Dec. 9, 2020 · 4:07 PM PST
The per-share price is more than double the company's common stock valuation from August.
Atrium of the headquarters of Airbnb in San Francisco. Photo by Dllu

Airbnb Expected to Price IPO Above $56-$60 a Share Range

Dec. 9, 2020 · 8:47 AM PST
The latest increase in the travel site's anticipated value ahead of Thursday's public listing reflects the extent of investor IPO enthusiasm.
Art by Mike Sullivan
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Photo by Bloomberg
Mike Sullivan

Airbnb Raises IPO Price Range by 23%

Dec. 6, 2020 · 7:24 PM PST
The company plans to price its IPO at between $56 and $60 a share, its latest securities filing shows.