Special Purpose Investment Vehicles Snap Up Facebook Shares


A new type of player is emerging in the market for Facebook shares.

Investors are banding together and creating a growing number of entities that exist solely to buy stock in the company. While investors have been able to purchase shares from former employees for the past few years, these funds underscore ballooning interest in Facebook after it surpassed 500 million users this year. It also has shown off increasingly established revenue streams, including brand and performance advertising, and its virtual currency, Credits.

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