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   Technology Stocksdivine interVentures, Inc. (DVIN)

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To: neverenough who wrote (118)7/12/2000 12:23:47 PM
From: The Other Analyst
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I see 8 11/32 as a price. Glad I passed on this IPO. Usually you want to ask for any shares you can get since it is a near-sure thing that they will pop. Usually you don't need to bother reading the prospectus, because the profit you will make on the tiny allocation of shares you get will barely pay for the value of your reading time. But there are always exceptions to such generalizations.

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To: neverenough who wrote (118)7/12/2000 1:04:07 PM
From: Bald Man from Mars
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still holding all your 600 shares ???
probably will not stop sliding until under 5 ...

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To: Bald Man from Mars who wrote (120)7/12/2000 1:15:27 PM
From: neverenough
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Sold 400 TEMPV at 8 1/2, I'll hold the other 200 for a while...

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To: Bald Man from Mars who wrote (120)7/13/2000 11:56:27 PM
From: neverenough
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dude, the b2b sector is making a come back, dvin might turn out to be a good play after all.

How bout that, buy in the 60's sell in the 80's...

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To: neverenough who wrote (122)7/14/2000 12:22:17 AM
From: Bald Man from Mars
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that, didn't pull the trigger, damn it ...

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To: astyanax who wrote (92)7/16/2000 10:24:38 AM
From: Glenn Petersen
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Good article in today's Chicago Tribune about DVIN's relative importance to the rest of the tech sector in Chicago:

Divine faces danger of getting left behind
The area's dot-com scene is vibrant, and it's now clear that the fortunes of 'Flip' Filipowski and Chicago's future as a tech haven are not as intertwined as some have supposed.

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To: neverenough who wrote (122)8/6/2000 1:32:43 PM
From: Glenn Petersen
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The DVIN quiet period ends Monday. They have also closed on the Goose Island site:

Divine closes deal on Goose Island site
Development's scope unclear as tech firm reviews options

By Barbara Rose
and Thomas A. Corfman
Tribune Staff Writers
August 5, 2000

Divine Interventures Inc. has bought the land on which it
planned to build a $60 million showcase headquarters,
though the long-anticipated, city-backed project is almost
certain to be scaled back.

An executive of Divine's real estate subsidiary, DotSpot
Inc., confirmed Friday the newly public company recently
completed its purchase of 7½ acres of industrial land at
the northern tip of Goose Island, about 12 blocks north of

The purchase, for about $12 million, from a partnership
that included Divine's founder and CEO, Andrew "Flip"
Filipowski, keeps the company's options open while the
year-old Internet incubator—conceived at the height of
dot-com stock euphoria—wrestles with strategies to
survive in a more skeptical market.

Divine's stock has been trading around $8 a share, below
its $9 initial public offering price on July 12.

Plans for Goose Island have been on hold at least since
April, when the tech stock collapse contributed to
repeated delays in Divine's public offering.

"Our entire effort was directed to the IPO," said DotSpot
chief operating officer and general counsel Louis Cohen.
"Now that we've (purchased) the land, it's one of our
primary orders of business."

When conceived a year ago by Filipowski with two
partners—real estate developer W. Harris Smith and
David Kahnweiler, president of Rosemont-based Colliers
Bennett & Kahnweiler—the project was envisioned as a
400,000-square-foot high-tech campus, with community
facilities including a digital museum, schoolhouse and a
parking garage.

Cohen said the real estate firm is preparing several
scenarios to present to Divine's senior executives and
board, including a phased development that would start
with 200,000 square feet of space for start-ups and
Divine senior executives.

Kahnweiler and Smith controlled the land, which is the
site of a former Klemp Corp. metal-grate factory and
warehouse. They formed a partnership in which
Filipowski had a 33 percent stake, with the intent of
developing a facility that Divine would lease.

But Divine had an option to buy the land from the
partnership for $9.75 million plus associated costs such as
land clearance for a total of about $12 million, according
to Divine's filings with securities regulators. A July 31
deadline associated with the option prompted Divine's

The purchase gives Divine control in deciding whether to
jointly develop and own the facility or sell to a developer
and become a tenant.

Said Cohen, "There are all kinds of possibilities including a
sale and leaseback."

Real estate sources said Divine had explored for months
alternatives to the Goose Island site, including the former
Montgomery Ward complex on Chicago Avenue, as well
as Loop locations.

Divine's offices are scattered from leased space on North
Elston Avenue to suburban Lisle, where many corporate
functions are housed.

The decision to develop space on Goose Island was
driven by Mayor Richard Daley's pledge last year to
provide as much as $14 million in tax increment financing
for that site, sources said.

"They pushed hard and got some fairly significant
entitlements," a source said. "They wouldn't have closed
on that option if it didn't make financial sense."

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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (125)8/6/2000 1:40:57 PM
From: Sr K
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$1,600,000 per A. for industrial land. That makes sense.

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To: Sr K who wrote (126)8/7/2000 11:08:52 AM
From: Glenn Petersen
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DLJ and Robertson Stephens initiate coverage with buy ratings:

Monday August 7, 9:13 am Eastern Time

RESEARCH ALERT - Divine InterVentures started

NEW YORK, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette on Monday said it initiated coverage on Internet holding company
Divine InterVentures Inc. (NasdaqNM:DVIN - news) as a buy, with a price target of $20.

-- said the Chicago-based company, which went public last month, invests in Internet infrastructure and business-to-business electronic commerce companies.

-- said the firm has made investments in 53 companies and has about $310 million in cash for future investments.

-- Shares of Divine InterVentures closed Friday at 8-1/2, below its 52-high of 12-7/16 and under its opening price of $9 a share.

Monday August 7, 10:33 am Eastern Time

Press Release

SOURCE: Robertson Stephens

Robertson Stephens Daily Growth Stock Update On DVIN, IMNY, SWCM,

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Robertson Stephens, a member of the National
Association of Securities Dealers, CRD number 41271:


Initiating Coverage:

Divine interVentures (Nasdaq: DVIN - news)


Michael Graham, Internet

``We are initiating coverage of Divine interVentures, a leading Internet incubator,'' said Graham. ``Divine is focused on two fast-growing sectors of the new economy: B2B software and marketplaces and Internet infrastructure software and services. We believe incubators represent an attractive way for public investors to gain access to the private markets, and believe Divine's influence in its target market enables excellent access to the next generation of technology companies springing up from this region.''

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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (20)8/8/2000 10:51:12 AM
From: stockman_scott
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The DVIN investment in NEOF (at over $5/share) is now underwater...Lets hope some of their other investments are performing much better...;-)

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