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In re eBay, Inc. Shareholders litigation
Citation:2004 WL 253521 (2004)
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In 1995, defendants Pierre M. Omidyar and Jeffrey Skoll founded nominal defendant eBay. In 1998, eBay retained Goldman Sachs and other investment banks to underwrite an initial public offering of common stock. The stock was priced at $18 per share. Goldman Sachs purchased with 1.2 million shares. Shares of eBay stock became immensely valuable during 1998 and 1999, rising to $175 per share in early April 1999. During the same period, Goldman Sachs rewarded the individual defendants by allocating to them thousands of IPO shares, managed by Goldman Sachs. Because the IPO market during this particular period was extremely active, prices of initial stock offerings often doubled in a single day.
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