What are the benefits of the IPO?
Obviously Facebook will have the opportunity to gain investors money with this initial offering. In the long term this means higher regulations on business, however as stated before those are unavoidable. What comes with this though is an opportunity to expand and become a company that will stay longterm instead of potentially falling by the wayside like other online upstarts.
What are the disadvantages of the IPO?
There are two large disadvantages which have been focused on for Facebook and it’s IPO. These are: no more privacy and limits on future planning. Both of these we will cover in the next post.