Record-setting direct listing makes Spotify a $30 billion firm

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And a fourth is that there is likely to be significant demand from retail investors, mainly subscribers and fans of Spotify, who will take the view that they will want to own shares in it at any price. The company says it has received $776.7 million of that in cash (before fees), with the other $192.7 million going to insiders selling stock into the IPO.

Crucially, these banks also "underwrite" the offer, meaning that they agree - at a price - to buy any shares that go unsold at the flotation.

For its stock debut, Spotify hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley and Allen & Co.as advisers and paid them about $36m in total. It went public and the valuation closed at $26.5 billion.

Analysts had anxious ahead of Spotify's direct listing that forgoing underwriters and traditional promotional events created to stimulate interest from institutional investors could mean volatility once formal trading kicked off.

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"It's a fair market price".

At $26.5bn at the end of the first trading day, Spotify ranks in the top 10 largest United States tech listings.

Representatives of Universal, Warner and Merlin declined to comment, but no transactions related to those companies' stakes in Spotify have been announced.

Spotify has around 36 percent of the nascent but growing music streaming market worldwide, according to Statista. However, reports suggest that Apple Music isn't far behind Spotify in the U.S. and is expected to surpass 36 million paid subscribers globally by the summer.

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Like some other major recording labels, Sony Music owns a big chunk of Spotify. While I appreciate that this path makes sense for most, Spotify has never been a normal kind of company. "This approach will save the company money, but will probably lead to volatility when the stock starts trading, as the market tries to find a price it's comfortable with".

Normally, companies ring bells.

Spotify stock ended its second day of trading at $145.87 down $4.79 or 2.11%.

Spotify, he said, is "a terrific company".

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Spotify says it plans to leverage its customer base of 71 million paying subscribers and 157 million monthly active users at the end of 2017 by offering additional services beyond just music in the future.

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