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Roblox Reaches $45 Billion Valuation as Shares Rise in Debut (3)

March 10, 2021, 10:48 PM

Digital games company Roblox Corp., transformed into a cultural icon during the coronavirus pandemic, made its public debut Wednesday with its shares rising 7.8% from its opening price.

Roblox is one of the few companies that have gone public through a direct listing, an alternative to an initial public offering in which the shares begin trading without the company issuing new stock.

Roblox CEO David Baszucki is happy about going public via direct listing on the NYSE.
Source: Bloomberg)

The company’s shares, which opened trading at $64.50 apiece, closed at $69.50 in New York, giving Roblox a market value of more than $38 billion. The company’s fully diluted valuation, including restricted stock units and employee ...