There are two rather high profile IPOs coming down the pike shortly.
One is Dunkin Donuts, which is the Starbucks for people who don’t feel like being assaulted with Sarah McLaughlin every time they go on a caffeine run. The other is LinkedIn, which as far as I can tell is basically LexisNexis for Human Resources professionals and a way for you to find out that the horrible person who broke up with you freshman year is now the Vice President of Something.
While I can’t predict what the reception of these deals will be like, I can forecast that the media and business press will have a field day with their headlines. I’ll tell you what those headlines are going to be in advance, let me know if I missed any obvious ones…
A Sweet Debut for this Pastry Chain
Will Traders Dunk Into this Pipin’ Hot Deal?
Good Coffee, Great Stock
Initial Public Sprinkling for DD
American Markets Run on Dunkin’
Investors F***in’ Go Nuts for Dunkin’ Donuts
Will Investors Accept LinkedIn’s Invitation?
Social Network Links In With Underwriters BofA Merrill and Morgan Stanley
LinkedIn Wants to Add You to Their Investor Network
Linking in $274 million on its First Day
A Profitable Connection for LinkedIn Shareholders
Anyway, those are mine and I’m sure we will see a few of them. So hack away, my journo friends, you know we love ya for it!