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Bill Ackman Says He Held Early Talks to Take Airbnb, Stripe Public

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Ackman Thinks Airbnb's First Choice Is to Do an IPO

Bill Ackman said he has held preliminary discussions with Airbnb Inc., Stripe Inc., and others about potentially going public through a merger with his blank-check company.

The billionaire investor held “get-to-know-you” discussions with Airbnb’s management, Ackman said in an interview Thursday with Bloomberg TV.