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Groupon started in Chicago

11/01/2008 - 11/30/2008

Rapid expansion into new cities in U.S. and internationally

01/01/2009 - 12/31/2009

Groupon rejects $3-$4 billion buyout offer from Yahoo!

2/1/2010 - 2/2/2010

Acquisition of German "clone" CityDeal

05/01/2010 - 05/31/2010

Groupon rejects $6 billion buyout offer from Google

12/03/2010 - 12/04/2010

Groupon files for $750 million IPO

6/02/11 - 6/03/11

S-1 scrutinized for unusual accounting metric

7/27/11 - 7/28/11

Violate SEC-mandated "quiet period" rules

8/25/11 - 8/26/11

Pull IPO off shelf; SEC scrutiny + market volatility

9/6/11 - 9/7/11

Restates 2010 revenue by over 50%

9/23/11 - 9/24/11

IPO priced at $20 per share

11/3/11 - 11/4/11

Shares rise more than 30% on day 1 of trading

11/4/11 - 11/5/11

Revised 2011Q4 earnings; financial control trouble

3/30/12 - 4/01/12