While Everyone Was Preoccupied With Its S-1, Facebook Quietly Bought A Startup For $6.3 Million

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Yesterday Facebook filed its S-1.  One section of the document states all of the acquisitions Facebook has made since mid 2010.

One startup was acquired yesterday, while everyone was too busy to notice.

The S-1 states:

On February 1, 2012, we issued 212,250 shares of our Class A common stock as partial consideration to two entities in connection with our purchase of certain assets from a company.

The S-1 doesn’t reveal which startup was acquired, but whoever it was now has about $6.3 million worth of Facebook stock.

It may not be the first acquisition Facebook has made in 2012 either.  The S-1 also reveals Facebook issued  90,000 shares of Class A common stock on January 3, 2012 to another unknown acquired company.  Those shares, which are worth about $2.7 million, went to “four individuals and 13 entities in connection with our purchase of certain assets from a company.”

It’s possible the January 3 shares went to Gowalla, which was acquired for about $3 million worth of Facebook stock in December. 

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