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Hilton to list on the NYSE

  • In a win for the NYSE (ICE +0.9%), Hilton Worldwide (HLT) will list its multi-billion dollar IPO on the Big Board. It's the 2nd high-profile win over the Nasdaq (NDAQ) in two months for the NYSE (Twitter in October).
  • SEC Form S-1
  • Hilton is expected to be valued at $30B-$32B, according to sources, a level which would more than double owner Blackstone's (BX +1.3%) $6B investment made in 2007. That's easier than it sounds - at one point amid the financial crisis and recession, Blackstone was down 70% on its money.
  • Hilton in 2012 generated revenue of $9.28B, up 5.6% Y/Y, and operating income of $1.1B.
Comments (1)
  • I'm not sure where the WSJ is getting its numbers. According to the NYT, published when the 2007 deal was announced, Blackstone paid $26 billion for the hotel chain ( If true, they wouldn't even recoup their financing costs for the deal.
    27 Nov 2013, 11:01 AM Reply Like
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