Facebook and Groupon each were buyout targets before their IPOs and each turned down the offer. In this video, Fool Jeremy Phillips reviews these buyout bids, what happened to the companies after their IPOs, and the keys to their successes or failures. In particular, he examines the role of each company's CEO in its fate.
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