SecondMarketという裏舞台で行われているFacebook株の過熱した取引を、本誌は毎週報じているが、先週はこんなことを書いた: “来週は750億ドルの声を聞くかな?”。一種の冗談のつもりだったが、どうやら笑われるのはぼくのほうのようだ。



これは1月半ばの、28ドル26セントで評価額706億5000万ドルという記録を上回る。そしてGeneral Atlanticが(非公開株で)投資するつもりだったときの評価額650億ドルを、なんと100億超えている。

以下は、Facebook株の買い手たちにSecond Marketから送られたメールの全文だ:


To Facebook market participants:

This week’s SecondMarket auction successfully cleared 115,000 shares at a per share price of $30.00. Read more details in the attached auction results report.

Next week’s auction will require a minimum sale and minimum purchase of 10,000 shares. If you are bidding for fewer than 100,000 shares, you are required to open a brokerage account with SecondMarket. Please email XXXX@SecondMarket.com to receive a Brokerage Account Opening Form and return the completed form by Monday, March 7, 2011 at 5:00 PM EST.

Please email your completed Seller or Buyer Information Forms to XXXX@SecondMarket.com by Wednesday, March 9 at noon EST. To verify receipt of your order, you must receive a confirmation email from XXXX@SecondMarket.com. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your order has not been received by SecondMarket and may be excluded from the auction. Responses are typically sent within one hour.

Next Week’s Auction Timeline:

– Friday, March 4 at 7:00 PM EST – SecondMarket will begin accepting Seller Information Forms, Buyer Information Forms and Brokerage Account Opening Forms
– Monday, March 7 at 5:00 PM EST – Brokerage Account Opening Form due, if bidding for fewer than 100,000 shares
– Wednesday, March 9 at 12:00 PM EST – Seller and Buyer Information Forms due

– Wednesday, March 9 at 5:00 PM EST – Participants informed of auction results
– Wednesday, March 9 at 8:00 PM EST – Transaction documentation distributed to buyers and sellers
– Thursday, March 10 at 5:00 PM EST – Wire of 100% of gross purchase price to escrow account due, if allocated fewer than 100,000 shares
– Friday, March 11 at 4:00 PM EST – Completed transaction documentation due from buyers and sellers
– Friday, March 11 at 7:00 PM EST – Notice sent to Facebook, Inc.

By reading this email, the recipient acknowledges and agrees that all of the information contained herein is confidential and that the recipient will keep this information confidential. The recipient further agrees that it will not copy, reproduce, or distribute this email in whole or in part.

Please contact us at XXXX@SecondMarket.com or XXX.XXX.XXXX if you have any questions.

Please note that the information in this email does not constitute an offer to sell to, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy from, nor shall any securities be offered or sold to, any person in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.


(翻訳:iwatani(a.k.a. hiwa))