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IPO Lock-Up Agreements

16 July 2021 Peter Alleston

This report IPO Lock-Up Agreements explores the role of lock-ups and examines the key differences in lock-up conventions between the U.S. and China (including Hong Kong).

This report looks into the following areas:

  • The impact of lock-up expiration on share prices and implications for investors in newly-public companies
  • How lock-up periods are determined, underwriter vs statutory lock-ups
  • How to find company #IPO #lockup agreements in the U.S., China and Hong Kong markets
  • Investor types affected by lock-ups, including the importance of cornerstone investors in Asian IPOs
  • Examples from Airbnb Facebook and Alibaba
  • Valuation considerations
Download the report (English)

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Posted 16 July 2021 by Peter Alleston, Executive Director, Private Equity & Debt Services, S&P Global Market Intelligence

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