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Hilton raises $2.3 billion in largest ever hotel IPO. What does it mean for guests?

Blackstone investment group purchased Hilton Worldwide at the height of the real estate bubble in 2007 for $26.7 billion and took the lodging company private. This week Blackstone made Hilton a publicly traded entity by selling  117.6 million shares around $20 each. Insiders report investor demand exceeded supply. Hilton raised $2.34 billion on Wednesday in…

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Hilton vs. Twitter IPO

Forbes has an interesting article published this week by Carole Tice on Twitter IPO versus Hilton IPO: How They Stack Up. There are a couple of points made in the piece I want to share. The bottom line of the article is an online business can grow and then fall out of favor when a…

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Hilton files for U.S. $1.25 billion IPO

Hilton Worldwide Holdings based in McLean, Virginia has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) of $1.25 billion in the U.S. The hotel lodging company, owned by Blackstone Group, will be the largest hotelier IPO offer since Hyatt went public in 2009 with a $1.09 billion IPO. Blackstone paid $26 billion for Hilton Worldwide in…

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