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Lockup Period

A time during which a publicly-traded company forbids management and large stockholders to sell their shares, usually following an initial public offering. Depending on the company, the lockup period may be 90 to 180 days. It exists to ensure that the market is not flooded with shares in the company at any given time, which would increase supply and cause a drop in price. Large shareholders selling their shares may also be seen as an indication of a lack of confidence in the company, triggering a panic sell. After the lockup period ends, however, shareholders may sell without restriction.

lockup period

The time during which employees and other early investors are prohibited from selling stock in a newly listed company. Investment banks that bring the securities to market establish lockup periods to protect investors in a new issue from large insider selling that can have a major price impact because of a relatively small number of shares available for trading. Lockup periods are usually 180 days from the date of the initial public offering.
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Benefits to organizations investing their excess cash in a BDIA include the potential to earn more than traditional bank accounts, no limit to the amount that can be deposited, a professionally managed solution that can be customized and cash maintained in one highly liquid account with no lockup periods or penalties for early withdrawals.
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2011), the existing papers primarily focus on venture capital (VC) firms or disregard the exit process in the time after the IPO or following the end of lockup periods.
After the expiration of first of the several lockup periods barring insiders from selling Facebook's stock following its IPO, early investors, who owned a combined 271 million Facebook shares, became eligible to sell their stock.
According to State Street's Vision paper, today's post-crisis environment fund selection will emphasise six critical operational and risk management elements: investment strategy and performance, portfolio liquidity, portfolio transparency, reconsideration of pricing and lockup periods, operational due diligence and the independence of custodians and administrators.
While regulations have been loosened now to allow more investors into these funds, there are still significant barriers to hedge fund investing, including high fees, large minimum investments, long lockup periods and the risk of management fraud.
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However, Brau, Lambson, and McQueen (2005) formally develop a signaling model, which predicts that less transparent or less risky firms would impose longer IPO lockup periods due to information asymmetry or a lower lack of diversification costs.
He argues that longer lockup periods may result in lower cash holdings and investment from long-term point of view, resulting in better performance.