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Over the past few weeks, many of you wrote to ask where all the quiet-period expirations had gone. Well, the hopper is filling up pretty quickly, isn't it? We just had to wait for the deal flow to be turned back on.

In the "Things I Am Thankful For" department, on Feb. 8, the


Web site completed its first year online. The following day, Feb. 9, my youngest son,

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, turned 1. Happy birthday, Sherman.

We're back to business as usual. Let's have a look.

Ben Holmes is the founder of, a Boulder, Colo.-based research boutique (now a wholly owned subsidiary of specializing in the analysis of equity syndicate offerings. This column is not meant as investment advice; it is instead meant to provide insight into the methods of new and secondary offerings. Neither Holmes nor his firm has entered indications of interest in any of the companies discussed in this column. Holmes' This Week in IPOs column appears Sundays, This Week's Secondaries appears Tuesdays, Upcoming Lockup Expirations appears Wednesdays and The Quiet Period appears on Fridays. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Holmes appreciates your feedback at