Since Klarna is the most valuable privately held fintech company in Europe and the fourth-highest worldwide, it might not be in a rush to IPO. In August 2020, Klarna CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski claimed that the company would pursue an IPO within one or two years.
However, in December 2020, Siemiatkowski hinted at the possibility of delaying that plan. He mentioned that remaining a private company has its benefits. “Private markets are still very liquid, and also it allows us to be very long-term about what we’re doing,” the CEO noted, according to Yahoo Finance.
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