What Is a Direct Listing and How Is It Different From an IPO?

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Mobile gaming company Roblox (NYSE: RBLX) recently went public, but opted not to take the traditional IPO route. And despite the wave of SPAC IPOs over the past year or so, Roblox didn’t use that method either. Instead, Roblox used a less common method of going public known as a direct listing. In this Fool Live video, recorded on March 11, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, gives investors an overview of the direct listing process, how it differs from a traditional IPO, and why several big-name companies have used it to go public in recent years.

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