Saudi Aramco had its long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) last week debuting on the Tadawul, Saudi Stock Exchange at a valuation of $1.88 trillion. Aramco’s public debut made it the world’s largest IPO ever, toppling the previous record holder Alibaba in 2014 when they raised $25 billion. When the market closed today in the capital city of Riyadh, Aramco had a market value of over $2 trillion.
This evening the world’s largest ride hailing giant, Uber will price its initial public offering just ahead of its Friday trading debut. Analysts predict the valuation of the IPO will be between $80.5 billion to $91.5 billion. Uber has stated there will be 1,676,959,021 shares outstanding after the IPO which would suggest a price range of $44 to $50 per
share. The projected valuation would make Uber the 4th highest offering of the decade behind only General Motors, Facebook, and the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.