Reasons for the LinkedIn IPO

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The acronym IPO is short for "initial public offering." Learn about the reasons that LinkedIn filed for its IPO with help from the principal change agent at Vince Rogers & Associates in this free video clip.

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Hello, this is Vince Rogers with Vince Rogers and Associates. We are going to talk about reason for the LinkedIn IPO. With 150 million registered users, LinkedIn has become synonymous with professional networking. In January of 2011, LinkedIn filed for its IPO and in May 2011 it began trading shares under the symbol, LNKD. LinkedIn is a very successful company and you might ask why would such a successful company want to go public in the first place. Why would they want to share the wealth with the rest of us? Companies decided to go public in order to open themselves up to a larger pool of investors. They no longer can finance their growth through their own revenue, through bank loans or through venture capitalists. LinkedIn's ability to complete an IPO in a bad economy was a sign of strength. This signal to Wall Street and to the public that they were ahead of the competition. This media buzz resulted in wider recognition which led to increased customers and profits. I am Vince Rogers and those are the reasons for the LinkedIn IPO.


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