That didn’t take long
Groupon's IPO looks a particular disaster. Barely three weeks after selling just 6% of its shares outstanding to the public, Groupon's share price is in free-fall. At $16.96, where Groupon closed Wednesday, shares are already well below the initial public offer price of $20. Doubts about Groupon's business model had been well-publicized. Still, among technology IPOs dating back to 1995, Groupon offered the fourth smallest number of shares as a percentage of those outstanding, according to Dealogic. That was likely a key factor behind its strong debut.