Date Sheet–How They Stoke Innovation at Levi Strauss, Ford, and Facebook

A Monday medley of quick thoughts to start your day in tech and other topics: * Fortune publishes a gorgeously photographed and informatively described spread today on the “skunkworks” of three Fortune 500 companies: Levi Strauss, Ford, and Facebook. The three couldn’t be more different, yet they are united by their thirst for innovation. Levi […]

Levi Strauss Stock Surges 32% Upon Returning to Stock Market After a 34-Year Absence

After a 34-year absence, Levi Strauss slid back into the public stock market as easily as, yes, putting on an old pair of blue jeans. Levi Strauss, which retreated from the stock market after going private in 1985, staged the biggest U.S. IPO so far in 2019 when it sold 36.7 million shares priced at […]

Levi Strauss IPO Prices Well Above Range for a $6.6 Billion Valuation

There’s a new, yet very old kid, on the trading block. Levi Strauss & Co, the 166-year-old jeans maker from San Francisco, said late Wednesday that shares in its initial public offering were priced at $17, above the $14 to $16 range the company had estimated in its updated prospectus last week. That gave Levi’s […]