Venture Capital IPO: LinkedIn

Published: 5/19/2011 7:56:34 AM

Venture capital-backed business social networking service LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) has floated its initial public offering today and by all accounts the IPO is a rousing success.

Prior to the IPO there was significant buying activity in the secondary markets, which are no doubt breathing a sigh of relief.

There could have been shareholder dissatisfaction and potential lawsuits against insider sellers in the secondary markets if the prices paid were more than the IPO debut. That seems to have been avoided... in this instance.

So, secondary markets are going to get a boost from this success story, but beware, social networking is the current hot space and it would be dangerous to extrapolate that today's success could be applied to many other secondary market opportunities.




Don Jones
CEO, VentureDeal

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