Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon Cash Out $100MM+ In Spotify Shares

Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon could have netted a big sum from their shares in Spotify.

Last May, Sony cashed out 50% of its Spotify shares, incomes a cool $760 million.  Less than per week later, Warner Music Group revealed it had dumped 75% of its shares within the streaming music service, netting $400 million.  Warner later offered all of its shares in August, incomes barely over $100 million extra.  Finally, Merlin cashed out 100% of its shares in Spotify, pledging to move the sale by to its members.

They’re not the one ones.  According to a brand new report, Spotify founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon have offered important shares within the firm.

So, how a lot are your shares in Spotify value?

A Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) submitting obtained by Di Digital reveals Ek and Lorentzon have offered their shares for over kr 1 billion ($110 million) every in latest months.  Daniel Ek, Spotify’s CEO, obtained essentially the most from the latest gross sales, reportedly incomes kr 1.2 billion ($132 million).

For the interval of July to September 2018, Ek offered 336,213 shares for kr 560 million ($61.6 million).  Di Digital states he plans to promote extra shares for kr 600 million ($66.1 million).

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Lorentzon, in the meantime, offered 317,800 shares between July and September for kr 530 million ($58.three million).  He additionally said his intention to promote extra shares for kr 288 million ($31.7 million).

Speaking with the Swedish publication, Sofie Grant, a Spotify consultant, confirmed the sale.

Ek and Lorentzon refused to touch upon the information.

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Despite the sizable gross sales, Ek and Lorentzon clearly don’t wish to lose management of the corporate.

The firm reportedly had a market valuation of $31.5 billion at shut on Thursday.  Both nonetheless personal a big proportion in Spotify.