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Diary of an IPO: S-1 Craziness

Posted by on May 11th, 2012

I just read that Facebook may raise the price range of its IPO and, if it does, will be filing yet another S-1 in the coming days.  I have been blogging about the baselessness of the proposed valuation of Facebook since prior to the roadshow commencing. To sum up almost 10 blogs (http://bit.ly/DiaryofanIPO) — I […]

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Diary of an IPO: How do I get a golden ticket (is it even gold)?

Posted by on May 9th, 2012

So many of those who attended – I mean those who were invited to – yesterday’s Boston investor meeting for Facebook, were probably served a delicious rubber chicken.  And no less important, they were likely exposed to the company’s mobile strategy and business plan. The Wall Street Journal reported today that Michael Mullaney the Chief […]

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Diary of an IPO: Glancee – Another Facebook Acquisition

Posted by on May 7th, 2012

It was just reported that Facebook has made yet another acquisition, and  this time it’s “for an undisclosed amount.”  I’m not sure why they’re being so secretive  since it certainly can’t be more than the $1 billion acquisition of Instagram or $550 million acquisition of former AOL patents from Microsoft. The acquisition I am referring […]

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Diary of an IPO: In Advance of the Facebook Roadshow: Five Questions for Mark Zuckerberg

Posted by on May 2nd, 2012

The Facebook IPO roadshow is scheduled to begin next week with the IPO slated for May 18. The Wall Street Journal said that Mark Zuckerberg might, and I highlight, might grace investors with his presence at some of the roadshow events. This really troubles me – and it should trouble any and every institutional investor […]

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Diary of an IPO: Facebook’s Amended S1

Posted by on April 23rd, 2012

I am about to sit down with the most recently filed version of Facebook’s S1 IPO filing and sift through yet another several hundred page document full of legalese and numbers.  In a previous blog, when the initial S1 was filed, I noted how I was disappointed that there was not a whole lot of […]

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