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Outbrain IPO: Online ad giant’s stock goes public on Nasdaq today

OB shares are priced at $20 each, with the company hoping to raise $160 million.

Outbrain IPO: Online ad giant’s stock goes public on Nasdaq today
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Outbrain, the content discovery platform known for its clickbait ads that appear at the bottom of online articles, makes its debut today as a publicly traded company. The firm was founded in 2006 and has grown rapidly ever since. Outbrain is based in New York City and employs over 800 people. Its stock listing comes three weeks after Taboola, its main competitor, went public on the Nasdaq. The two companies almost merged, but the deal fell apart. Here’s what you need to know about Outbrain’s initial public offering:

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  • What is Outbrain’s ticker symbol? Outbrain will trade under the stock ticker OB.
  • What index will Outbrain train on? Outbrain’s stock will trade on the Nasdaq.
  • How many OB shares are on offer? Outbrain is making 8 million shares available in its IPO.
  • What will OB shares be priced at? Outbrain’s IPO shares are priced at $20.
  • How much is Outbrain hoping to raise in its IPO? If it sells all 8 million shares for $20 each, Outbrain will raise $160 million in today’s offering.
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