Tiger Global Buys Groupon Stake

Nov 20 2012 | 2:32pm ET

One of the hottest hedge funds around thinks that Groupon Inc. has been kicked around enough.

Tiger Global Management has bought a nearly 10% stake in the Chicago-based online coupon company, it said in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The New York-based hedge fund's 65 million shares are worth about $200 million.

Groupon shares have lost some 80% of their value since the company's initial public offering a year ago. It's also the third struggling Internet the hedge fund, which is up more than 25% this year, has added to its portfolio, after Facebook Inc. and Yahoo! Inc.

Groupon hit a record low last week after it missed its third-quarter revenue projection. But Tiger Global's interest has led to a rally that pushed Groupon to a four-month high.


In Depth

Q&A: Decathlon Capital On Revenue-Based Alternative Lending

Oct 30 2017 | 3:49pm ET

The explosion in private credit activity since the end of the financial crisis is...

Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

Saxby: Not All EBITDA Is Created Equal

Nov 30 2017 | 8:02pm ET

Record levels of dry powder are driving competition among private equity firms to...