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The 10 Biggest Internet IPOs

The 10 Biggest Internet IPOs
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With more than 900 million active users globally, it’s no surprise that Facebook’s initial public offering has become one of the most highly anticipated deals in history. The company officially filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 3 for an offering that could end up raising more than $13 billion, making it the biggest internet-related IPO on record. The social media titan is also expected to land a massive valuation – up to $96 billion. So, how would a Facebook IPO
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With more than 900 million active users globally, it’s no surprise that Facebook’s initial public offering became the most highly anticipated deal of this generation. On Thursday, the company priced its IPO at $38, raising $16 billion and making it the biggest Internet-related IPO in history. At $38, the company is valued at a remarkable $104 billion. So, just how historic is Facebook’s IPO compared to other internet-related deals?Click ahead to find out.

By Gennine Kelly and Jesse Bergman
and Updated 4 May 2012

10. LinkedIn (LNKD)
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IPO value: $406 million Offer price: $45 Pricing date: May 18, 2011 Performance since IPO: 67% Market cap (1/31/12): $7.09 billion
Source: Dealogic & CNBC.com  || Photo: Getty Images

IPO value: $406 million
Offer price: $45
Pricing date: May 18, 2011

Performance since IPO: 67%
Market cap (1/31/12): $7.09 billion

9. Savvis Communications 
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IPO value: $408 million Offer price: $24 Pricing date: Feb. 14, 2000 Performance since IPO: N/A* Market cap (1/31/12): N/A*
Source: Dealogic & CNBC.com || Photo: savvis.com

IPO value: $408 million
Offer price: $24
Pricing date: Feb. 14, 2000

Performance since IPO: N/A*
Market cap (1/31/12): N/A*

*Savvis was bought by Century Link in 2011.

8. Orbitz Worldwide (OWW)
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IPO value: $510 million Offer price: $15 Pricing date: July 19, 2007 Performance since IPO: -75% Market cap (1/31/12): $372.44 million
Source: Dealogic & CNBC.com  || Photo: orbitz.com

IPO value: $510 million
Offer price: $15
Pricing date: July 19, 2007

Performance since IPO: -75%
Market cap (1/31/12): $372.44 million

7. CompuServe
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IPO value: $552 million Offer price: $30 Pricing date: April 18, 1996 Performance since IPO: N/A* Market cap (1/31/12): N/A*
Source: Dealogic & CNBC.com || Photo: compuserve.com

IPO value: $552 million
Offer price: $30
Pricing date: April 18, 1996

Performance since IPO: N/A*
Market cap (1/31/12): N/A*

*CompuServe was acquired by AOL in 1998.

6. Vonage Holdings (VG)
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IPO value: $531 million Offer price: $17 Pricing date: May 23, 2006 Performance since IPO: -86% Market cap (1/31/12): $553.74 million
Source: Dealogic & CNBC.com || Photo: Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images

IPO value: $531 million
Offer price: $17
Pricing date: May 23, 2006

Performance since IPO: -86%
Market cap (1/31/12): $553.74 million

5. Groupon (GRPN)
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IPO value: $805 million Offer price: $20 Pricing date: Nov. 3, 2011 Performance since IPO: -1.9% Market cap (1/31/12): $12.60 billion
Source: Dealogic & CNBC.com  || Photo: Getty Images

IPO value: $805 million
Offer price: $20
Pricing date: Nov. 3, 2011

Performance since IPO: -1.9%
Market cap (1/31/12): $12.60 billion

4. Zynga (ZNGA)
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IPO value: $1 billion Offer price: $10 Pricing date: Dec. 15, 2011 Performance since IPO: 3.9% Market cap (1/31/12): $7.11 billion
Source: Dealogic & CNBC.com || Photo: Getty Images

IPO value: $1 billion
Offer price: $10
Pricing date: Dec. 15, 2011

Performance since IPO: 3.9%
Market cap (1/31/12): $7.11 billion

3. Genuity
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IPO value: $1.91 Billion Offer price: $11 Pricing date: June 27, 2000 Performance since IPO: N/A* Market cap (1/31/12): N/A*
Source: Dealogic & CNBC.com || Photo: Paul Eakhoff | Getty Images

IPO value: $1.91 Billion
Offer price: $11
Pricing date: June 27, 2000

Performance since IPO: N/A*
Market cap (1/31/12): N/A*

*Genuity was bought in 2003 by Level 3 Communications (LVLT) after the company (Genuity) petitioned for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

2. Google (GOOG)
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IPO value: $1.92 billion Offer price: $85 Pricing date: Aug. 18, 2004 Performance since IPO: 580% Market cap (1/31/12): $187.62 billion
Source: Dealogic & CNBC.com || Photo: Sergio Dionisio | Publicity Images | Getty Images

IPO value: $1.92 billion
Offer price: $85
Pricing date: Aug. 18, 2004

Performance since IPO: 580%
Market cap (1/31/12): $187.62 billion

1. Facebook (FB)
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IPO Expected Value: Up to $13.6B Offer Expected Price: $28-$35 Pricing Expected Date: Expected May 17, 2012 Performance since IPO: N/A* Market Cap: N/A* *Facebook is expected to being trading May 18, 2012 on the Nasdaq under the symbol “FB” Source: Facebook SEC filing
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IPO Value: up to $18.4B
Offer Price: $38
Pricing Expected Date: Expected May 17, 2012
Performance since IPO: N/A*
Market Cap: N/A*

Facebook began trading May 18, 2012 on the Nasdaq under the symbol “FB”. Source: Facebook SEC filing