It’s Air-time: Airbnb plans IPO

On 19 August 2020, American holiday rental marketplace Airbnb filed papers for its long-awaited Initial Public Offering (IPO). However, the decision to launch IPO proceedings comes as a surprise to analysts after Airbnb cut 25% of its workforce in May in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Thread Carefully: Ted Baker to reveal £80m share plan

Ted Baker recently announced a rescue plan combining an open offer to existing shareholders, and a placing, which will offer any outstanding shares to institutional investors. The rescue plan, which is selling shares at a discounted price of 75p a share, hopes to raise approximately £95m, with up to a further £10m available if new shares are also offered to the public in an offer for subscription.

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