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    1. Uber, Lyft, China and More — Top Tech Investment Bankers Share Their Biggest Hopes and Fears for IPOs in 2019

      Uber, Lyft, China and More — Top Tech Investment Bankers Share Their Biggest Hopes and Fears for IPOs in 2019
      • Market volatility at the end of 2018 put a pause on the IPO pipeline, but tech investment bankers expect the deals to flow at the turn of the calendar year.
      • With a long list of marquee names like Uber and Lyft, IPOs in 2019 could set new records in terms of valuation and exits for Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
      • But VCs aren't the only ones set to win. Bankers expect to see private equity firms try their hands at tapping the public markets, as well...
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    2. Airbnb Poaches Amazon Exec as its New CFO as the $31 Billion Startup Preps for IPO

      Airbnb Poaches Amazon Exec as its New CFO as the $31 Billion Startup Preps for IPO
      • Airbnb, which is poised to go public in the second half of 2019, has a new chief financial officer.
      • Dave Stephenson joined Airbnb after 17 years at Amazon.
      • He replaces Laurence Tosi, who left the CFO role in February after reportedly disagreeing with CEO Brian Chesky over the future of the company.

      Airbnb has a new chief financial officer, the company announced Monday...

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    3. Thoma Bravo, Apttus's New Owner, Turns to Damage Control with Partners like Salesforce and Faces Questions Over an Exec’s $26 Million 'Parachute Package'

      Thoma Bravo, Apttus's New Owner, Turns to Damage Control with Partners like Salesforce and Faces Questions Over an Exec’s $26 Million 'Parachute Package'
      • Apttus is scrambling to calm employees and partners following allegations of misconduct by its former CEO.
      • David Murphy, the chairman and interim CEO, told staff on Monday that he had to address the concerns with people like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.
      • But now employees have a new concern: a potential parachute package worth $26.5 million for Apttus' chief operating officer, who is himself a contentious figure at the company...
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    4. Oracle only grew 1% last quarter, and Wall Street is starting to question whether management is up to the job (ORCL)

      Oracle only grew 1% last quarter, and Wall Street is starting to question whether management is up to the job (ORCL)
      • Wall Street analysts had a bone to pick with Oracle in notes to their clients published Tuesday, following mixed results in Oracle's first quarter FY2019 earnings on Monday.
      • Goldman Sachs lowered its price target for the database giant, while others questioned whether management is up to the task of reigniting growth.
      • Oracle reported revenue growth of just 1% year-over-year, leaving some on Wall Street feeling that transformation at the company "continues to take longer than hoped."...
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    5. Qualcomm's Ex-Chairman is Trying to Buy the Company with Help From Investors at SoftBank

      Qualcomm's Ex-Chairman is Trying to Buy the Company with Help From Investors at SoftBank
      • Paul Jacobs, the recent chairman of Qualcomm is looking to buyout the company, according to the Financial Times.
      • This news comes four days after President Trump blocked Qualcomm's acquisition by Broadcom on the grounds of national security. Broadcom officially withdrew its offer on Wednesday.
      • Jacobs has spoken with several global investors about acquiring the company, including SoftBank...
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    6. A Dell and VMware Merger is a 'Worst Case Scenario' for Shareholders

      A Dell and VMware Merger is a 'Worst Case Scenario' for Shareholders
      • Analysts at Morgan Stanley warned in a note Monday that a reverse merger between Dell and VMware is a "worst case scenario" for VMware shareholders.
      • Analysts said a merger could devalue VMware by as much as $28 billion. This also leads them to believe that a merger is unlikely, according to the note.
      • VMware confirmed in early February that Dell is considering a reverse merger with the publicly-traded company, as a means of going public itself...
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