Michael Greenberg reports that Gain Capital, the holder of the very lucrative forex.com domain, values itself at $535 post money. There isn’t a date set for this initial public offering. Greenberg notes that Gain’s IPO is very dependent on a bigger offering in the industry – FXCM IPO, which should happen soon, even on Friday, November 26th.
Greenberg looked into the numbers filed by Gain, and found weird accounting maneuvers – they went from a big loss in 2009 to a big profit in 2010 due to some “Change in fair value of convertible, redeemable preferred stock embedded derivative”. See his analysis here.
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