Well, the folks at LinkedIn say it’s a done deal. The S-1 is filed, though the size of the offering and shares price has yet to be determined.
From the LinkedIn blog:
We’d like to share with you the press announcement related to our filing registration statement for a proposed Initial Public Offering.
LinkedIn Corporation announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. A portion of the shares will be issued and sold by LinkedIn, and a portion will be sold by certain stockholders of LinkedIn.
The bookrunning managers of the proposed offering will be Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, BofA Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. Allen & Company LLC and UBS Securities LLC will be acting as co-managers. This offering will be made only by means of a prospectus.
Founder Reid Hoffman also announced the filing in an orchestrated effort from Davos minutes ago. Let the games begin…