Vladimír Urbánek (Kurzy.cz)
World markets  |  August 21, 2012 09:55:59

Facebook: One of the directors sold after lock-up their shares, or how to earn one mld.USD

Podle údajů U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sold one of the directors of Facebook Peter Thiel, who was also one of the first investors in the company, after the lock-up period 20.1 million of its company shares for which grossed a total of 395.8 mill.USD . Thiel has sold its shares in the IPO, when you přilepšil of 640.1 mill.USD. In total, for their shares earned mld.USD 1036. Thiel in 2004 invested into Facebook 500 000 USD. The resulting difference Thiel ranks among a group of investors who had made the greatest benefit from the IPO.

Facebook last week the expiry of the first of 5 "lock-up" dates unlock a total of 271.1 million shares. The next closest date will be this November unblocked additional 1.44 billion shares. Other terms for smaller volumes of shares then still come next year.

Facebook shares since its IPO lose less than 50%, which makes them in the modern history of the second worst IPO title. Greater loss after its launch, recorded only a "sister" project Zynga.

Thiel, among others, co-founded PayPal, which operates a global online payment system. He contributed to the establishment of the fund Clarium Capital Management, which specializes in investments in its Internet "startups".

Thiel now owns another 5 million shares of Facebook.

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