Ride-Sharing Company Lyft Files for Initial Public Offering

Ride-sharing technology company Lyft Inc. has filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering. The San Francisco-based company announced on Thursday that it has confidentially submitted a registration statement for an IPO of its common stock with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The move is a first step toward becoming a publicly traded company. Lyft didn’t specify how much it is seeking to raise or how much it believes it is worth, though it did state in June that it believes it is worth approximately $15.1 billion. The company also didn’t…