Facebook IPO date set
May 2, 2012
The eight-year-old social network, with 900 million users worldwide, is expected to have a valuation of around $100 billion and is the most eagerly awaited flotation since Google’s in 2004. It is expected to raise $5 billion through its share offering.
The two-tier share structure set up for the company means founder Mark Zuckerberg will retain control of Facebook by holding more voting shares.