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Finance Glossary

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Lockup Period

Definition:

See bondage. But also note that "lockup period" refers to the time during which investors in a company cannot sell their shares, usually after an offering to the public has occurred. For example, in most cases, a "standard" lock up is 6 months in the case of venture investors in an IPO, for example.

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