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Airbnb plans for direct listing instead of traditional IPO

Airbnb's long-awaited Wall Street debut is officially earmarked for 2020, but the home-share startup is charting an unconventional path to the public markets.

So far this year, Airbnb's fellow tech unicorns that have gone public have received a chilly reception. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Waldo Swiegers

Airbnb's long-awaited Wall Street debut is officially earmarked for 2020, but the home-share startup is charting an unconventional path to the public markets.

San Francisco-based Airbnb is laying the groundwork for a direct listing rather than an initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named discussing private information. Airbnb declined to comment...

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