What price a Twitter IPO? And when?
That’s the question I first asked back in May 2011 – a veritable lifetime ago in the fast-paced world of internet business – and, since then, Twitter has done pretty much everything it can to not spill the beans on if and, indeed, when the company will go public.
LinkedIn did it. Facebook did it. But Twitter? They ain’t doing it anytime soon (despite some early tells).
Or maybe they are, if their latest job listing is anything to go by. The company has placed an ad for a Financial Reporting Manager on LinkedIn, and some of the new hire’s responsibilities will include “preparation of monthly reporting materials, quarterly/annual financial statements and Form S-1 when we are ready to go public.”
Of course, “when we are ready to go public” is hardly definitive, nor is it indicative of a period of time. But it’s further evidence that they’re actively getting prepared, which must mean an IPO is just around the corner.
Right? Film at eleven.