In September 1997, John Hansen known as together his board to talk about a fascinating choice that his company needed to make. Hansen--the CEO of Meta path Software, a service provider of software and services to wireless service providers--had two purports to describe. The very first was a deal to become acquired by Cell Tech Communications, a radio items company which in fact had only lately gone public. Underneath the the deal, Meta path's investors would at closing receive common stock in Cell Tech worth $115 million. Cell Tech in those days were built with a market capital of roughly $260 million. The 2nd offer was from the consortium of traders brought by Robertson & Stephens Omega Fund and Technology Crossover Endeavors to purchase $11.75 million of stock in a $76 million pre-money valuation. The the preferred stock the funds were suggesting to purchase were much more stringent compared to the stock possessed by existing investors.
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