Thought Experiment: What Wouldn't This Guy Do For An IPO?

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The Needham analyst conveyed his enthusiasm about the TRU IPO to his colleagues, as well. When a rival firm announced in early May 2010 that it was initiating research coverage of toy manufacturers and the toy industry, the Needham analyst sent an email to a colleague stating the firm's initiation of coverage was "[s]hameless positioning to get a certain upcoming toy IPO," and that he "would do it too. I would crawl on broken glass dragging my exposed junk to get this deal." [Matt Levine, earlier]

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