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Stripe, Airbnb Top MKM’s Watch List of 2020 IPO Candidates

Dec. 30, 2019, 1:32 PM

Some of the most valuable start-ups in the U.S. could be ready to go public in 2020, according to a new analysis by MKM Partners.

Stripe Inc., Airbnb Inc., Palantir Technologies Inc. and Doordash Inc. are the most valuable U.S. firms that could be ready to tap public markets within the next year, MKM analyst Rohit Kulkarni wrote in a note. Screening factors to identify top candidates included the length of time since the last funding round, time since hiring an external CFO and the presence of public investors among pre-IPO shareholders.

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