Dec 6, 2018 - Technology

Lyft files with the SEC to go public

A car with a Lyft sticker on the window.

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Lyft has submitted a draft registration to the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public, it announced in a statement on Thursday.

The bottom line: This means Lyft could be on track to go public in the first quarter of 2019, although there is no required timetable after a confidential filing. The company has still not determined how large the offering will be.

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