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« Reply #100 on: May 20, 2012, 04:27 »
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It has to be extremely unlikely that SS would accept any offers from FT .  FT might be looking at a lot of the other sites.  There could be a bit of a battle between FT and SS for several of the sites that have a reasonable market share.

Or they could be using the money to take on Getty and get some of the traditional market while Getty is being run by a hedge fund that doesn't look interested in growing the business.

Or perhaps now is the time that Getty and Istock are going to be sold off and SS and FT are getting their cash ready.


« Reply #101 on: May 20, 2012, 04:58 »
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1. Techno Cash

2. Getty has annual revenues of almost $1bn. It is a portfolio of brands across many different markets. It seems hugely unlikely that any little brand would buy them. Especially a company with no experience in many of their markets.

^ that isn't me being for or against any company. I tend to think they are all interesting and often amazing companies and brands in different ways. It's exciting seeing how it all evolves and what happens next.

3. The exciting Shutterstock IPO is not a certainty until it happens. Suppose the markets are way down before then. Suppose the Facebook share price collapses over the next months. There are all sorts of factors which can affect sentiment.

lagereek

« Reply #102 on: May 20, 2012, 05:03 »
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1. Techno Cash

2. Getty has annual revenues of almost $1bn. It is a portfolio of brands across many different markets. It seems hugely unlikely that any little brand would buy them. Especially a company with no experience in many of their markets.

^ that isn't me being for or against any company. I tend to think they are all interesting and often amazing companies and brands in different ways. It's exciting seeing how it all evolves and what happens next.

3. The exciting Shutterstock IPO is not a certainty until it happens. Suppose the markets are way down before then. Suppose the Facebook share price collapses over the next months. There are all sorts of factors which can affect sentiment.


With all unsutainable, debts, etc, etc, and whatnots, it wouldnt take too much to buy Getty nowdays.

However Im not at all sure any of these wants to takeover or buy anything, I think possibly, the owners, CEOs, etc, just want to get out of the business with as much as possible, its been 10 years now, people get burnt out, stress level, etc, 20 hour a day work, etc. Tough indeed.
I know I would, get 100 mil, and just retire, period.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2012, 05:10 by lagereek »

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« Reply #103 on: May 20, 2012, 05:25 »
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It has to be extremely unlikely that SS would accept any offers from FT .  FT might be looking at a lot of the other sites.  There could be a bit of a battle between FT and SS for several of the sites that have a reasonable market share.

Or they could be using the money to take on Getty and get some of the traditional market while Getty is being run by a hedge fund that doesn't look interested in growing the business.

Or perhaps now is the time that Getty and Istock are going to be sold off and SS and FT are getting their cash ready.

Accepting offers? It's an IPO.

« Reply #104 on: May 20, 2012, 08:56 »
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^^^An IPO doesn't mean they're for sale.  The current owners will probably keep enough shares to control the company.  FT can't just buy shares and own SS unless the current owners want to lose control of the company.

« Reply #105 on: May 20, 2012, 18:52 »
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FT was sold to an Idiot investor, who payed 300m for the half of noting. From now on FT will do nothing more.
There was never any other target than to sell the company.
FT is death.

You might not be too far from the truth there. I've thought for ages that FT was little more than a get-rich-quick scheme for the owners. I think they're in the selling business not the acquisition business.

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« Reply #106 on: May 21, 2012, 03:12 »
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^^^An IPO doesn't mean they're for sale.  The current owners will probably keep enough shares to control the company.  FT can't just buy shares and own SS unless the current owners want to lose control of the company.

We already talked about whether it' can be a controlling interest or not. But if it's an IPO, you can't go around rejecting shares from ppl.

OM

« Reply #107 on: May 21, 2012, 04:08 »
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1. Techno Cash

2. Getty has annual revenues of almost $1bn. It is a portfolio of brands across many different markets. It seems hugely unlikely that any little brand would buy them. Especially a company with no experience in many of their markets.

^ that isn't me being for or against any company. I tend to think they are all interesting and often amazing companies and brands in different ways. It's exciting seeing how it all evolves and what happens next.

3. The exciting Shutterstock IPO is not a certainty until it happens. Suppose the markets are way down before then. Suppose the Facebook share price collapses over the next months. There are all sorts of factors which can affect sentiment.


With all unsutainable, debts, etc, etc, and whatnots, it wouldnt take too much to buy Getty nowdays.

However Im not at all sure any of these wants to takeover or buy anything, I think possibly, the owners, CEOs, etc, just want to get out of the business with as much as possible, its been 10 years now, people get burnt out, stress level, etc, 20 hour a day work, etc. Tough indeed.
I know I would, get 100 mil, and just retire, period.


Yup. Enough to spend the rest of your life without worry and stress!

lagereek

« Reply #108 on: May 21, 2012, 05:16 »
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1. Techno Cash

2. Getty has annual revenues of almost $1bn. It is a portfolio of brands across many different markets. It seems hugely unlikely that any little brand would buy them. Especially a company with no experience in many of their markets.

^ that isn't me being for or against any company. I tend to think they are all interesting and often amazing companies and brands in different ways. It's exciting seeing how it all evolves and what happens next.

3. The exciting Shutterstock IPO is not a certainty until it happens. Suppose the markets are way down before then. Suppose the Facebook share price collapses over the next months. There are all sorts of factors which can affect sentiment.


With all unsutainable, debts, etc, etc, and whatnots, it wouldnt take too much to buy Getty nowdays.

However Im not at all sure any of these wants to takeover or buy anything, I think possibly, the owners, CEOs, etc, just want to get out of the business with as much as possible, its been 10 years now, people get burnt out, stress level, etc, 20 hour a day work, etc. Tough indeed.
I know I would, get 100 mil, and just retire, period.


Yup. Enough to spend the rest of your life without worry and stress!


Thats right! if you got millions of bucks, who . wants any part of this or any similar venture? retire, house and yacht in the Carribean, wine, women and song and ofcourse, take a shot now and then.

rubyroo

« Reply #109 on: May 21, 2012, 05:22 »
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I remember reading that Richard Harris was very happy when he made so much money on a film he referred to it as finally having f*** off money.  Made me laugh, that.  :D

« Reply #110 on: May 21, 2012, 06:18 »
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However Im not at all sure any of these wants to takeover or buy anything, I think possibly, the owners, CEOs, etc, just want to get out of the business with as much as possible


Doesn't the SS announcement say that one purpose of raising cash is to fund acquisitions? I doubt if they could say that in an IPO announcement unless they intended to do it.

lisafx

« Reply #111 on: May 21, 2012, 08:43 »
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I remember reading that Richard Harris was very happy when he made so much money on a film he referred to it as finally having f*** off money.  Made me laugh, that.  :D

Amen!  Wouldn't mind having some f*** off money myself :D

rubyroo

« Reply #112 on: May 21, 2012, 09:08 »
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 :D


 

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