The long-awaited Facebook IPO might arrive as soon as next week, according to a new report. When the company does get around to filing the paperwork it will set Facebook on the path toward one of the richest IPOs in tech history.
Facebook could raise as much as $10 billion when shares of its stock are sold to the public, and the usual “people familiar with the matter” are telling the Wall Street Journal that the first step could come by next Wednesday. It is believed to be preparing an offer that values the company between $75 billion and $100 billion, according to the report.
That will also allow the public to get a peek at Facebook’s financial statements, a chance to see how effectively the social giant is making money on its 800 million users. Facebook is believed to be solidly profitable, unlike a few other tech IPOs from last year, and is increasingly making Google (NSDQ: GOOG) nervous with its ability to provide extremely targeted data to advertisers.