Top 10 internet IPOs of the last 10 years

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6. Zynga

Zynga is a social network game development company located San Francisco. The company specializes in developing browser-based games. As of February 2012, it has 240 million monthly active users. You may recognize some of the games from Facebook, including CityVille, Farmville and CafeWorld.

The company began offering IPOs in December of 2011. 100 million shares were offered at $10 each. The deal size was $1 billion and the valuation was $8.3 billion. Performance has not been good as the first day did not see any rise, but a loss of 5%. Performance since IPO has also been optimal at 44.8%.

 

7. Giant

Giant develops internet security products, including pop-up inspector, spam inspector and anti-spyware software. Its head office is located in New York and also has offices in Chicago and Atlanta. In 2004, Microsoft took over the company and many of the products have now been integrated into Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Hotmail etc.

The company went public in October of 2007 with a deal size of $887 million. The valuation of shares was $3.3 billion and each share was offered at $15.50. There was a slight raise the first day by 17.6%, but since then has not been doing well with performance at -71.9%.

 

8. Renren

Renren is a Chinese social network similar to Facebook. In April 2011 the company announced that it has a total of 31 million active users a month. The company was formerly known as Xiaonei which began in December of 2005 by a University of Delaware graduate.

The company went public in May of 2011 with a deal size of $743 million. The valuation of shares was $4 billion and each share was offered at $14. There was a slight raise the first day by 28.6%, but since then has not been doing well with the performance at 60.9%

 

9. Groupon

This is where you can find the best deals of the day featuring discounts and gift certificates for just about everything. It was first launched in November of 2008 and its first market was Chicago, Boston, New York and Toronto. As of October 2010, it has more than 150 markets in North America and 1000 markets in Europe, Asia and South America. The users total 35 million.

The company went public in November of 2011 with a deal size of $700 million. The valuation of shares was $4 billion and each share was offered at $14. There was a slight raise the first day by 28.6%, but since then has not been doing well with performance at 60.9%

 

10. LinkedIn

This is a business related social networking site founded in December of 2002 and was first launched in May of 2003. Its purpose mainly serves to professionally network the employment sector. It employs more than 135 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories.

The company went public in May of 2011 with a deal size of $353 million. The valuation of shares was $4 billion and each share was offered at $45. There was a slight raise the first day by 109.4%, but since then has been doing well with performance at 99.3%.

 

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