[Decode VC] Spotify, that’s not an IPO!

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Spotify Finally Readies an IPO…That’s Not an IPO

Music-streaming service considers a direct listing, bypassing the typical public-offering script

Music-streaming service Spotify AB is readying an initial public offering that is expected by year-end. The rub is this: It may not really be an IPO.

Spotify is seriously considering a direct listing, in which the company would simply register its shares on a public exchange and let them trade freely, according to people familiar with the matter.

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