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Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son and Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (Getty, Compass)
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SoftBank buys $72M of Compass stock

SoftBank has upped its stake in Compass, shelling out $72 million to buy stock in the newly public company. The tech giant, already Compass’ largest shareholder, purchased 4 million shares on April 6 at...

SoftBank buys $72M of Compass stock
Gores Group’s Alec Gores and Dean Metropoulos with Sonder CEO Francis Davidson (Getty, Linkedin)
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Sonder considers going public via SPAC

Add hospitality startup Sonder to the list of companies getting in the SPAC game. The San Francisco-based firm, which leases apartments and turns them into furnished, short-term rentals, is in talks to go public...

Sonder considers going public via SPAC
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin and agent Ronita Kalra (Photos via Twitter, iStock)
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For Compass agents who invested, IPO is watershed moment

For Compass agents invested in the firm’s success, nothing can rain on their parade. Last week, Compass’s initial public...

For Compass agents who invested, IPO is watershed moment
Clockwise: Ori Allon, Robert Citrone, Robert Reffkin and Masayoshi Son (Getty/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)
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Here’s who made bank in Compass’ IPO

UPDATED, April 7, 2021, 6:05 p.m.: Compass’ initial public offering last week made its founders and top executives millions — or billions in the case of its largest investor, SoftBank Group, at least on...

Here’s who made bank in Compass’ IPO
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Just listed: A recap of Compass’ IPO

Compass’ first day as a publicly traded company is in the books. The result so far? Neither a rousing success nor an epic failure. After a tumultuous 36 hours, in which the residential brokerage...

Just listed: A recap of Compass’ IPO
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Compass makes public market debut at $7B valuation

With the push of a button, Robert Reffkin and Ori Allon rang the opening bell of the New York...

Compass makes public market debut at $7B valuation
Robert Reffkin (Compass)
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Compass cuts valuation to $7B ahead of IPO

UPDATED, March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.: Compass has slashed the price of shares and reduced the size of its total stock offering ahead of its IPO. In an updated S-1 filed with the U.S....

Compass cuts valuation to $7B ahead of IPO
Robert Reffkin and Ori Allon (Getty, iStock)
National

What you need to know about Compass’ IPO this week

Compass’ hotly anticipated IPO is finally (almost) here. The venture capital-backed residential firm is set to go public in...

What you need to know about Compass’ IPO this week
From left: Bow Capital's Vivek Ranadivé, Shaquille O’Neal and WeWork's Sandeep Mathrani (Getty)
National

WeWork to go public in $9B SPAC deal

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again: Two years after its failed IPO, WeWork has struck a deal to go public with a special-purpose acquisition company. The merger with BowX Acquisition Corp....

WeWork to go public in $9B SPAC deal
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin and Side CEO Guy Gal (Getty, Twitter, iStock)
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Compass and Side are both unicorns. How different are they?

No sooner did the venture capital-backed brokerage Side achieve unicorn status last week than the comparisons to Compass started...

Compass and Side are both unicorns. How different are they?
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