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Snapchat Said to Prepare Documents for IPO as Soon as March

  • Timing depends on market volatility, China, U.S. elections
  • Would be flashiest IPO since Match Group in November 2015
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Snapchat's IPO Plans: What We Know so Far

Snapchat has begun preparing filings for an initial public offering and is aiming to sell shares in the first quarter of next year, according to people familiar with the matter.

The company, which recently changed its name to Snap Inc., could list as soon as March, depending on factors including equity market volatility, the health of the Chinese economy and the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, according to two people familiar with the matter. It’s looking to file the necessary documents for a listing by the end of this year, one of the people said.