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An example would be - does King .Com (maker of Candy Crush) need to go public to provide an exit for their original investors or can they stay private?
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Marc BodnickMarc Bodnick, Co-Founder, Elevation Partners
8 upvotes by Tudor Achim, Quentin Hardy, Terrence Yang, (more)
Yep, you are seeing more of this as there is an increasingly active market for private shares of good companies. Over the past few years, early investors in Facebook and LinkedIn were able to sell some shares prior to the IPO.

One example (of many):
http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/19.../