Zillow said to be closer to IPO

Report: Citigroup will help Zillow go public

Zillow Inc. is reportedly one step closer to becoming a publicly traded company, having hired Citigroup Inc. to handle an initial public offering, Bloomberg reported, citing three anonymous sources "with knowledge of the company’s plans."

Citigroup Inc. will help Zillow file a prospectus with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and sell its shares to the public, Bloomberg said, but the timing of the filing is unknown.

Zillow, which gathers data on millions of properties from public records and other sources including multiple listing services and brokerages, uses computer algorithms to estimate property values and rents.

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