For more than a year there has been rampant speculation about a Facebook IPO, and now it finally appears as though one is on the way.
The social media giant could file papers for an initial public offering as soon as Wednesday, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The company is looking at a deal that would value the social media giant between $75 billion and $100 billion, the WSJ reported, making it one of the biggest in U.S. history.
Scott Sweet of IPO Boutique told MarketWatch a Facebook IPO will likely lead to "pandemonium."
"It's absolutely massive," Sweet said in an interview. "The mere drop of a hint will cause pandemonium."
Facebook is looking to raise as much as $10 billion, which would make it the fourth-largest U.S. IPO behind Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), and AT&T Wireless. A $100 billion valuation would make Facebook worth as much as global powerhouse McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD).