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Don Dion (, @DRDInvestments) is the owner and Chief Investment Officer of DRD Investments, LLC, based in Naples, FL. and Williamstown, MA., a family office focused on managing a long/short hedge fund, real estate assets and various other financial assets for the Dion family.... More
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  • Alibaba: IPO Lockup Expiration
    • March 18, 2015, concludes the 180-day lockup period on BABA.
    • At this point, BABA's 20+ major pre-IPO shareholders will have first chance to take profits on one of the most high-profile IPOs in history.
    • BABA's strong quarterly earnings will not likely detract from the desire of its insiders to at least cash out on some of their holdings.
    • We suggest selling BABA in the days prior to the event to take full advantage of potential declines.
    • Further info here.
    Tags: BABA
    Mar 16 9:18 AM | Link | Comment!
  • IPO Quiet Period Expiration: Columbia Pipeline Partners LP
    • The 40-day quiet period on CPPL will come to an end 3.18.2015, allowing the firm's IPO underwriters to publish reports and recommendations for the first time on 3.19.
    • CPPL owns, operates and develops natural gas transmission and storage assets; powerful underwriters include Barclays, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and more.
    • Above market returns have been observed for firms with strong underwriters in the days surrounding their IPO quiet period expiration.
    • With strong, growing revenues and net income, for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2014, we see the dollars continuing to flow for CPPL investors into the foreseeable future.
    • Full analysis here.
    Tags: CPPL
    Mar 16 9:15 AM | Link | Comment!
  • IPO Quiet Period Expiration - NVTA - Today, 3.9.2015
    • The 25-day quiet period on NVTA ends 3.9.2015, allowing its IPO underwriters (JPM, Cowen & Co., Leerink) to publish reports and recommendations on 3.10.
    • NVTA is a company focused on bringing comprehensive genetic information into mainstream healthcare.
    • Studies show a correlation between the quality and reputation of a firm's underwriters and above-market returns at the expiration of many firms' quiet periods.
    • Investors who want to buy into NVTA may wish to take advantage of the strong opportunity presented by the upcoming quiet period expiration. We suggest buying days in advance.
    • Full analysis here.
    Tags: NVTA
    Mar 09 11:30 AM | Link | Comment!
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