LOS ANGELES: Entertainment giant Endeavor has taken another step towards its IPO, issuing documents with the SEC Monday that, according to media reports, value the entertainment conglomerate at some $8 billion. 

Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter reported that the company hopes to raise north of $600 million with the IPO that comes after the company completed several recent acquisitions.  

Over the years, Endeavor has grown vastly beyond its initial roots in talent management, and now owns marketing and experiential agencies, as well as entertainment and events companies like Zuffa (parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship) and the Professional Bull Riders and Miss Universe as well content creation and distribution subsidiaries.

The company’s all-encompassing presence in the entertainment business has prompted criticism of Endeavor and

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