Uber and Lyft Launch Ride-Hailing IPO Race

on December 10, 2018

Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, and Bloomberg’s Lisa Abramowicz discuss moves by Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. to file confidentially to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for IPOs. They speak with Bloomberg’s Jonathan Ferro on “Bloomberg Markets: The Open.”

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Electric car maker Tesla’s shares surge on earnings

on October 26, 2018

Electric carmaker, Tesla, has reported its first quarterly profit in two years and just its third in its 15-year history. The windfall has been attributed to long-awaited breakthroughs that have boosted production of its popular Model 3 sedans and comes just after CEO Elon Musk’s disastrous attempt to take the company private. So is Tesla finally turning the corner? To help answer this question we speak to Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, a merchant bank focused on the secondary market for late-stage, pre-IPO companies.

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Uber, Lyft Drive Toward the 2019 IPO Market

on October 17, 2018

Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, Bloomberg’s Luke Kawa, and Kathleen Gaffney, director of diversified fixed income at Eaton Vance, look ahead to expectations that Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. will come to the IPO market in 2019. They speak on “Bloomberg Markets: The Open.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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Tesla buyers to lose $7,500 tax credit

on October 16, 2018

Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Rick Newman and Santosh Rao of Manhattan Venture Partners talk about the implications of Tesla buyers losing a big tax credit.

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Facebook stock loses $120 bn in value after scandals

on July 30, 2018

Facebook’s stock has taken a nosedive, wiping out about $120bn in market value. The plunge comes after earnings fell short of expectations following a series of scandals. The company’s profit still surpassed those of the previous year, but it was the first time since 2015 that Facebook’s profits failed to meet performance estimates. Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.

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Pick up some FAANGs on dips, but not Facebook, says Santosh Rao

on July 30, 2018

The research director of Manhattan Venture Partners tells Reuters’ Fred Katayama why investors should not treat FAANG as a group but rather, view members individually.

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