Woo-hoo! This is a big list of lockup expirations!
My colleague Michael Falbo sent this table over to me and I just stared at the thing. Then I remembered November of last year and just how many deals had priced that month. Well, I didn't
remember how many, actually I looked in our database and pulled the number. Care to take a guess? Try
. That was a huge month for us. I remember it because we were going through the acquisition with
and I was a mess.
Speaking of messes -- consider how, in recent weeks, the perception of these expirations has completely trashed the underlying issues. With this many lockups coming off over the next couple of weeks, I suspect we'll being seeing more of that kind of damage.
Let's take a look:
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