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Exeter scraps IPO

Subprime lender Exeter Finance has shelved plans for an initial public offering “due to market conditions,” according to a Nov. 22 SEC filing. Blackstone-backed Exeter had expected to raise $100 million in the IPO, according to an S-1 filed on Jan. 8. Details in the withdrawal filing were sparse. “The registrant has decided not to […]

Nonprime lender Oportun goes public

Oportun Financial raised $94 million in its initial public offering and sold 6.25 million shares at $15 per share, the company announced. It debuted on the Nasdaq Capital Market on Sept. 26 under the ticker “OPRT.” Barclays, JP Morgan and Jefferies acted as joint lead bookrunning managers for the offering. At press time, Oportun’s stock […]

Lyft’s Losses, Dependence on Autonomous Overshadow IPO Filing

Rideshare giant Lyft filed its IPO prospectus on Friday. The company’s net losses and heavy reliance on autonomous vehicles is likely the biggest concern for investors, said Brian Allan, senior director of strategic partnerships at HyreCar. Lyft's net loss climbed to $911.3 million in 2018 from $688.3 million a year earlier, according to the filing. Lyft […]

HyreCar Scouts Insurance Options Amid Profit Growth

HyreCar is leveraging its 2018 growth to either reprice or onboard a new insurance provider this year, Chief Executive Joe Furnari, told Auto Finance News. The startup's growth in earnings, operations, and geographic expansion allows more room for negotiations as its insurance renewal date approaches in early April. “We’re coming up on that renewal date,” […]