Groupon is considering raising the price range in its initial public offering, set for Thursday, as underwriters grow more confident about demand. The company is considering raising the IPO price range and could file an amended IPO prospectus early next week, a source told Reuters this past week.
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"Any price gain would have less to do with the company's strategic plan than its strategy to milk its IPO for all it's worth," the newspaper said in its October 31 issue.
"A $10 billion market value is a lot for a company with no profits and an unproven business model," it added. "This IPO is one deal to avoid."
(Reporting by Jonathan Spicer)