Groupon Goes Public, Files for $750M IPO

By: Staci D. Kramer | PaidContent.org

Deals startup Groupon is going public. The Chicago-based company, which opted for independence rather than be acquired by Google (NSDQ: GOOG), filed with the SEC this afternoon. The number of shares and the price range have yet to be determined, but the initial filing is for $750 million in what it is likely to be one of the biggest tech IPOs this year. CEO Andrew Mason ducked repeated questions about the possibility Wednesday during an on-stage interview at D: All Things Digital but did give some of the reasoning a company like his might go public, including returning money to original investors.

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