BI Chinese station August 27 report
WhatsApp co-founder Jane & middot; Qom (Jan Koum) in 2014 sold the company Facebook, after this transaction, Qom joined the Facebook board of directors. This year, Qom has been established in accordance with the trading plan, step by step to sell his stock holdings Facebook, especially since February, Qom is several times a month to sell Facebook shares.
To this end, BI side also asked executives emoluments special analysis and enterprise data company Equilar, and requesting the parties to submit to a review of the company to help the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to sell Facebook shares this year and Qom related files.
The fact that, since January this year, Qom has sold approximately 22 million shares of its holdings of Facebook, worth about $ 2.8 billion.
In February 2014, Facebook agreed to equity prices over 190 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, however, in the wake of Facebook's stock price soared, to October of that year when the transaction is completed, the transaction prices have climbed to around $ 22 billion. Forbes estimated that regard, Qom when companies sell WhatsApp, WhatsApp holds approximately 45% stake in the company, which means that the book value of Qom was in WhatsApp company held about $ 10 billion. In addition, the transaction also become Facebook Qom after directors.
According to Facebook proxy documents show that by the end of 2015 when the company holds more than 6,000 Qom shares of common stock. In addition, the company also holds Qom 19 million units of limited equity. These limits will be awarded equity units at a later time Qom, mainly as a reward, in order to retain in Qom Facebook company until November 2018.
According to this deadline, Qom this year appears to have limited access to these equity units of 300 shares. On this basis, this year, the selling Qom Facebook about the number of shares held by him accounted for about one third of the company's total number of shares.
Qom overwhelmed sell Facebook stock value WhatsApp sustained and rapid growth of the occasion, but also a time when the company is adjusting services to open new revenue opportunities for the occasion. However, Facebook's let some of these initiatives also face the risk of churn.
According to market research firm SimilarWeb recently published, in February this year, the number of monthly users WhatsApp has more than 1 billion, and more than half of the world's most popular chat application areas.
Currently, Facebook still has not sell things to Qom comment equity interest in the company. In fact, Facebook has always been a few comments personal investment decisions.