selling shareholders

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Investors in a private company who sell their shares at the Initial Public Offering (IPO). Investors often interpret a significant volume of trades from selling shareholders as undermining confidence in the new issue.

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You should try to make sure that you are doing everything to keep your selling shareholders happy with your company.

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When I became aware of the of selling shareholders it cooled my initial interest for investing and I found a better place to put my money.

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After my brother's start-up company went public, he insisted on restricting his partners from becoming selling shareholders during the IPO to keep confidence high.

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