The Wall Street Journal: Pinterest speeds up IPO plans, could list by mid-April

Pinterest Inc. has sped up the timing of its initial public offering as the image-search company looks to tap into a red-hot market for new issues, according to people familiar with the matter.

The startup, which submitted its IPO paperwork confidentially with the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this year, is preparing to make the filing public as early as Friday and list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange in mid-April, the people said. The timing of the filing and subsequent listing are fluid and could slip, one of the people cautioned.

Pinterest, last valued privately at about $12 billion, is racing to debut as the IPO market gains momentum, the people said.

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