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Douglas Branson on the Pricing of the Facebook IPO

Publish Date/Time: 
June 5, 2012

Professor Douglas Branson commented on the initial public offering (IPO) of stock by Facebook.  In a June 3rd article, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette discussed the fact that the price of the Facebook IPO has fallen to $28 from an offering price of $38.  A lawsuit by shareholders seems likely.  According to Professor Branson, “the defense to a shareholders’ suit might be that underwriting mistakes rather than disclosure violations were the legal cause of investors’ losses.” 

 

See the Post-Gazette article here.  

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