PALO ALTO, Calif. Jan. 21, 2011 $1.5 billion $50 billion
$1 billion $500 million
The investment generated a significant number of questions from interested parties and Facebook has addressed the most common ones below.
Why did Facebook raise this money?
DST and Goldman Sachs approached Facebook to express their interest in making an investment, and Facebook decided it was an attractive opportunity to bolster its cash reserves and increase its financial flexibility with limited dilution to existing shareholders.
$375 million and $1.5 billion $1 billion
What are Facebook’s plans for the proceeds of this transaction?
There are no immediate plans for these funds. Facebook will continue investing to build and expand its operations.
Does this investment mean that Facebook will have more than 500 shareholders?
April 30, 2012
February 2004 Palo Alto, Calif.
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