- Uber is expected to price its initial public offering on May 9, according to a source familiar with the schedule.
- Executives and bankers began the company’s IPO road show on Friday in New York, with stops planned in London, San Francisco, and the Midwestern United States.
- The schedule is being tightly held to avoid press and protesters, like those who confronted Lyft in March.
Uber‘s massive initial public offering is kicking into high gear this week.
In an updated filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, the US ride-hailing giant said it planned to sell 180 million shares for $US44 to $US50 each, which would yield a valuation as high as $US90 billion.
Uber’s executives and bankers working to underwrite the offering are now setting out on a road show across the United States as well as London ahead of the stock’s pricing, which is expected May 9, according to a source familiar with the schedule.
Uber representatives did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider. Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter for the IPO, also did not respond.
In London’s five-star Claridge’s hotel on Monday,Reuters reported, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and CFO Nelson Chai were grilled by more than 100 investors about the company’s continued growth. One attendee told the wire service that the meeting was brief and that not many investor questions were answered.
The road-show schedule is being closely held – with exact locations not shared until the day of, sources told Business Insider. This may be to avoid the kind of press and protests that met Lyft executives during their road show in March. A handful of driver groups are planning a nationwide strike May 8 to demand better wages and benefits ahead of the IPO.
Here’s the full road-show schedule.
- Friday, 4/26 – New York
- Monday, 4/29 – London
- Tuesday, 4/30 – New York
- Wednesday, 5/1 – Boston
- Thursday, 5/2 – Mid-Atlantic / San Francisco
- Friday, 5/3 – San Francisco
- Monday, 5/6 – New York
- Tuesday, 5/7 – New York / Midwest
- Wednesday, 5/8 – Midwest
- Thursday, 5/9 – Expected pricing
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