Investors have placed a one-way bet on Uber—which made us want to find a way to short it

http://qz.com/707947/investors-have-placed-a-one-way-bet-on-uber-which-made-us-want-to-figure-out-a-way-to-short-it/ In its first seven years of existence, Uber has irked cities, flouted regulators, and petrified whole industries. It has yet to make money but is worth a fifth more than BMW and almost a third more than General Motors, both the owners of tons of futuristic technology, tens of billions of dollars in capital … Continued

If You Can’t Beat Them, Buy Them:

Unilever is purchasing Dollar Shave Club, a five-year-old start-up for men’s shaving and grooming products. The online business founded in 2011 by Mark Levine and Michael Dubin in order to beat the high costs of razors. The company was able to disrupt the industry through its subscription based platform for ordering shaving products at a … Continued

Twilio Publicly Traded

Twilio is trading on the NYSE ticker symbol $TWLO while the globe is awaiting the outcome of the United Kingdom’s referendum on its European Union membership. The stock opened 60% higher, at $23.99 before extending gains to $24.71, up to approximately 65%. Twilio’s IPO marks the first US venture-backed tech IPO in 2016 despite the … Continued

Verizon to Acquire Yahoo for $5 Billion

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/25/verizon-to-acquire-yahoo.html On Monday, Verizon Communications announced the plans to acquire Yahoo for approximately $5 billion in cash. Share prices of both companies moved slightly higher in premarket trading after the announcement, but turned lower. By early afternoon, Yahoo was down 2.7%. Verizon president of product innovation and new businesses, Marni Walden said on CNBC that … Continued

Twilio Goes Public

Twilio is trading on the NYSE ticker symbol $TWLO while the globe is awaiting the outcome of the United Kingdom’s referendum on its European Union membership. The stock opened 60% higher, at $23.99 before extending gains to $24.71, up to approximately 65%. The stock is currently trading at $40.85 per share. Twilio’s IPO marks the … Continued

Spotify Planning IPO

Spotify struck up a deal to raise $1 billion in convertible debt from investors – a deal that extends the company’s runway but comes with guarantees. In return for the financing, Spotify promised its new investors strict guarantees tied to an IPO. If Spotify holds a public offering in the next year, TPG and Dragoneer … Continued

Don’t Bet on the Unicorn, Bet on the Jockey:

As of, June 23rd, Twilio is leading the pack of technology companies to go public. The stock priced its IPO at $15 dollar per share, an increase from the original $12-$14 per share range, and it opened 60% higher at $23.99 on its IPO. With such an explosive IPO, investors should ask themselves how they … Continued

Kadmon Holdings $100 Million IPO Terms Set

Kadmon was founded by former ImClone CEO Sam Waksal and which is now led by his brother Harlan Waksal. The New York, NY-based company plans to raise $100 million by offering 5.6 million shares at a price range of $16 to $20, with certain insiders having indicated on buying 40% of the deal. Additionally, Kadmon … Continued

Kadmon Holdings, LLC Launches IPO

The Aeon Fund Team is pleased to announce that as of 7:52AM this morning, Kadmon Holdings LLC filed their S-1 with the SEC. Kadmon Holdings is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company that develops products addressing the following diseases: autoimmune and fibrotic, oncological, and genetic. With Kadmon’s multi-disciplinary approach, the company has developed a series of … Continued