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Will Linus Media Group Ever go public?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Just a question for LMG and the staff....

 

Now that NCIX has gone bankrupt, it does make me wonder, will Linus Media Group ever decide to become a publicly traded company? 

 

I mean the only reason any company decides to go public is because they need to raise capital, and Linus Media Group has done just fine without needing to sell shares in their company, so this might just be a moot point. But it does make me wonder whether it could happen. 

 

BTW I would totally buy shares in Linus Media Group. Of course since they're an "international" company (I'm from the US) I would have to buy international stock, but that's beside the point. 

 

I mean Linus Media Group is just a video production company and they don't produce anything physical, so there is no need to use the capital to build out factories or hire people to design something like in a corporation that does buy and sell goods. But plenty of companies that sell exclusively services have gone public like uber to name one..

 

One thing Linus Media group could do with in influx of cash is start a publishing website where they hire writers to cover daily tech news, although whether the team things that this is a worthwhile endeavor has probably already been thought out. 

 

Still, it's interesting to think about.

 

 

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Yep. I wonder if that will ever happen though, and the market they will be listed on. Probably TSX


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, JDE said:

Yep. I wonder if that will ever happen though, and the market they will be listed on. Probably TSX

Oh yeah it will be TSX. They can't trade on the NYSE because that's the US stock exchange. (although I believe that is the stock exchange that US users would be purchasing international stock from). 

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I can't nail down exactly what but I get this odd feeling like there's lots of little reasons why this wouldn't ever happen and would be a bad idea.


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Just now, Ryan_Vickers said:

I can't nail down exactly what but I get this odd feeling like there's lots of little reasons why this wouldn't ever happen and would be a bad idea.

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I really dont forsee the need for LMG in the foreseeable future to make an IPO for a number of reasons #1 they are a Canadian company #2 they really don't have what you would call a definitive product line and # 3 they are in the entertainment industry. what I do see as a possibility is a merger with another internet media group and taking their show mainstream to cable. It all depends on how long Linus is willing to work the hours and to what extent he is willing to give up creative control


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The likelihood is very low.

 

It's very difficult to manage a big company, and I really feel like Linus and his team are pretty happy with how LMG is doing right now.


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As Linus discussed on the WAN show yesterday, he wanted to start his own business because he thought he could do things better and he didn't agree with the decisions that management were making at NCIX, why would he go public and a create a situation where he had to answer to other people and potentially give them a say in the decisions he made?

 

Also the stock price performance of a company has much more to do with investor sentiment than company performance, I wouldn't advise investing in a company just because you like it, many companies beat earnings estimates only to have major declines in stock price right afterwards, or visa versa because on the spin the company is able to put on it, it's all about investor sentiment.


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Just now, SALEEN961 said:

As Linus discussed on the WAN show yesterday, he wanted to start his own business because he thought he could do things better and he didn't agree with the decisions that management were making at NCIX, why would he go public and a create a situation where he had to answer to other people and potentially give them a say in the decisions he made?

 

Also the stock price performance of a company has much more to do with investor sentiment than company performance, I wouldn't advise investing in a company just because you like it, many companies beat earnings estimates only to have major declines in stock price right afterwards, or visa versa because on the spin the company is able to put on it, it's all about investor sentiment.

I said I would buy the stock. I didn't say I would put any real amount of money in it.

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15 minutes ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

I can't nail down exactly what but I get this odd feeling like there's lots of little reasons why this wouldn't ever happen and would be a bad idea.

probably the biggest one would be not having full control over content from @LinusTech 

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Nah they won't but I like the idea of LMG expanding into a website. Essentially the tech news and reviews section but cleaner and professional. They could also do more in depth written reviews on things, which I would definitely read


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10 hours ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

I can't nail down exactly what but I get this odd feeling like there's lots of little reasons why this wouldn't ever happen and would be a bad idea.

10 hours ago, CUDA_Cores said:

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IIRC this was brought before in forum [about a year or so?] and Linus or Slick I believe gave a pretty good reason why the company will not go public. I will have to search for it.


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I hope they don't. It takes really strong backbone for not to bend under pressure from investors. It might be good option if they would require rapid expansion. But for such media company I don't see need for it. Maybe if they would create parent company for both FP and LMG. But otherwise no, please no.


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That would be a terrible idea, Could you imagine some of the top investors or the board of directors pressuring Linus to give a good review because of a very lucrative deal with a manufacture. Why go public and give control of company to somebody else when Linus seems to have the vision and most importantly the know-how and drive to keep this company going. Bad, Bad idea. Also More server stuff Linus. And Hello this is my first post everyone!

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We don't need the money. LMG is not only sustainable, it also has resources to reinvest in itself for future growth. 

 

The reason to give up control of the company would be if it needed money to accelerate growth, but I have a hard time believing that tradeoff would actually have any kind of benefit.

 

I like being in charge. It's one of the main reasons I started this company. 

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annnnd mic drop

 I mean really why else would you start a company only to leave it when it got successfull its not like he is steve Jobs ooooghhhhhh NOW i get that picture:$


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Going public means you don't make the decisions anymore. The investors ultimately do.

 

I work for a private company. The atmosphere feels so much better as a business than the public companies I worked for. For one, the division I was hired in originally had a budget cut, but they didn't axe anyone. They moved, for lack of a better term, excess employees to different groups.

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4 hours ago, bigjohnthescot said:

annnnd mic drop

 I mean really why else would you start a company only to leave it when it got successfull its not like he is steve Jobs ooooghhhhhh NOW i get that picture:$

he was forced out of his company rather than wanting to leave

 


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kind of funny that they"forced" him out Imo jobs was more of a spinmaster than a true business person but I am a bit biased I guess I never really trusted or cared for the dude BUT that's just me


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20 hours ago, bigjohnthescot said:

I really dont forsee the need for LMG in the foreseeable future to make an IPO for a number of reasons #1 they are a Canadian company #2 they really don't have what you would call a definitive product line and # 3 they are in the entertainment industry. what I do see as a possibility is a merger with another internet media group and taking their show mainstream to cable. It all depends on how long Linus is willing to work the hours and to what extent he is willing to give up creative control

I kind of have a problem with most of what you said here, but the one that has me the most confused is how does being a Canadian company have any impact on this.

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51 minutes ago, Ertman said:

I kind of have a problem with most of what you said here, but the one that has me the most confused is how does being a Canadian company have any impact on this.

Pfft, all American's know that Canada doesn't have publicly traded stocks and that Canada most certainly doesn't have six different stock exchanges.  Also, American's know that no Canadian companies are traded on American stock exchanges.  There certainly aren't 55 Canadian companies traded on the NSYE alone.

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21 hours ago, bigjohnthescot said:

I really dont forsee the need for LMG in the foreseeable future to make an IPO for a number of reasons #1 they are a Canadian company #2 they really don't have what you would call a definitive product line and # 3 they are in the entertainment industry. what I do see as a possibility is a merger with another internet media group and taking their show mainstream to cable. It all depends on how long Linus is willing to work the hours and to what extent he is willing to give up creative control

Canada TOTALLY doesn't have any stock exchanges at all, right?


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just saying that it is illegal for a Canadian company to offer an IPO on the new york stock exchange:dry:


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guess I just cant say anything right tonight


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