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Uber has filed a bid for a billion dollars worth of shares

Taxi service Uber Technologies Inc filed a request for initial public offering (IPO) in the amount of $ 1 billion to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
According to the document published on the department's website, such major banks as Citigroup, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Deutsche Bank will be attracted as underwriters for placement, which is scheduled to begin in May. Accommodation will be held at the stock exchange site in New York.
The application submitted contains some data on the financial condition of the company. In particular, it is reported that monthly the number of users was 91 million people (at the end of 2018), which is a third more than in 2017 (a year earlier the growth of users was more than 50%). The company's revenue at the end of last year - 11.3 billion dollars, which is 42% more than in 2017 (a year earlier growth was 106%).
Uber is a road transport service that allows you to book a private taxi. The company was established in 2009, its headquarters is located in San Francisco. Today, Uber services are available in more than 100 cities around the world. The company receives from the taxi drivers a commission of 20% of each call.