It’s no secret how popular social media has become, as more and more people turn to this new way of life, not only personal but business as well. So a Facebook IPO is an inevitable process following LinkedIn and their recent trading. We know that it will happen, but we are unsure as to when —2012 looks to be the earliest.
Having said that, it is not a done deal yet, but Reuters has been speaking to Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook COO and it seems that although they do not want to pin down a date, it will happen. This subject has come up again, as the recent LinkedIn IPO has so far been a success. We already knew that share prices were inflated just before they floated on the stock exchange, and it seems that investors are not afraid to put their money into social media.
There have been suggestions that Facebook’s IPO will around April 2012, and is thought to already be talking with bankers. This date is not set in stone, but rushing things could be a mistake. We cannot see the value of Facebook going down anytime soon, as the future looks very good for The Social Network.
Often with companies going to IPO there is always a fear that things could not go they way that they had hoped, but never has a company like Facebook been so intertwined with our personal and business lives. How do you think a Facebook IPO will turn out?