블라드 테네프(Vlad Tenev) 로빈후드 CEO가 피인수 가능성에 대해 아니라고 말했습니다.
독립적인 회사를 원한다며 기입 인수를 위한 60억 달러 규모의 현금을 보유하고 있다고 이야기하며 지난 5월 FTX의 로빈후드 인수 관련 루머를 일축했습니다.
로빈후드는 2분기 실적 발표를 통해 향후 직원 수를 약 23%를 추가 정리해고할 계획이라고 전한 바 있는데, 하루만에 인수될 가능성은 없다고 말한 것입니다.
- "In one word: No," Tenev said on an investor call when asked about potentially being bought by another firm.
- In May, FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried revealed a stake in Robinhood, spurring speculation about a potential takeover bid from the crypto-focused brokerage.
- The Robinhood investor call came a day after the company announced it was laying off 23% of its workforce.
"In one word: No," Tenev said on an investor call when asked about potentially being bought by another firm. "I think we're in a great position as a stand-alone company. I love us as a stand-alone company."
Tenev did say that Robinhood was on the lookout for potential acquisitions of its own. The company reported $6 billion in cash on its balance sheet at the end of the quarter.
"We actually see opportunities, particularly in this market environment, to leverage the balance sheet that we have ... to acquire companies that accelerate our roadmap," Tenev said.