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Airbnb Turns Down Blank-check Ipo Offer From Bill Ackman

by bloomberg.com posted 3weeks ago 28 views
Bill Ackman approached Airbnb Inc. about a merger with his blank-check company, but the home-rental site rebuffed the billionaire investor and said it prefers a traditional initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter. Airbnb hasn’t completely ruled out a merger with Ackman’s Pershing Square Tontine Holdings Ltd., although no discussions are currently underway, said the people, who asked to not be identified because the matter isn’t public. Early stage discussions broke off when Airbnb filed confidentially for an IPO last month, the people said.

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