Groupon Raises $950 Million

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Just a couple of weeks after an SEC filing confirmed that daily deals site Groupon raised $500 million worth of a planned $950 million financing round, the company announced Monday that it has raised the entire amount.

The funding values Groupon at more than $4.75 billion, according to tech blog TechCrunch.

Last month, Groupon turned down a reported $6 billion acquisition offer from Google ( GOOG).

The company, based in Chicago, will use the funding round to expand globally, invest in technology and provide liquidity for founders and early investors.

Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mail.ru Group, Maverick Capital, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures.

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Launched in late 2008, Groupon offers discounts to its 50 million subscribers for local restaurants, spas and other consumer services.

The company operates in more than 500 markets in 35 countries around the world.

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