10 Biggest Internet IPOs

Google, Yandex lead the way, but Facebook will trounce them

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted May 3, 2012 5:59 PM CDT

(Newser) – Facebook hopes to raise as much as $13.6 billion in an initial public offering of stock, probably in mid-May. It would be the largest IPO ever for an Internet company. Here are the top 10, according to Renaissance Capital, an IPO investment adviser:

  1. Google: $1.67 billion, 2004
  2. Yandex NV (Russian search engine), $1.3 billion, 2011
  3. Infonet Services Corp (now part of BT Group PLC), $1.08 billion, 1999
  4. Shanda Games, $1.04 billion, 2009
  5. Zynga, $1 billion, 2011
  6. Giant Interactive Group, $887 million, 2007
  7. Renren, $743 million, 2011
  8. Groupon, $700 million, 2011
  9. Orbitz, $510 million, 2007
  10. BarnesandNoble.com, $450 million, 1999

This  2011 file photo shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a meeting in San Francisco.
This 2011 file photo shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a meeting in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
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