Sometime in the last week or so, we’ve heard from multiple sources, Accel Partners has sold very significant chunks of Facebook stock. So significant, in fact, that their ownership percentage has dropped to a point where they are no longer the largest venture shareholder in the company.

Prior to the sale they had somewhere around 10% of Facebook. They paid just $12.7 million for that stock, in 2005. Our understanding is they sold somewhere around 20% of that position, meaning they own 8% or so of Facebook now.

So who bought it, and what was the price?

One source said TCV purchased some $200 million of the stock. And another source says Andreessen Horowitz purchased $80 million in Facebook stock out of their massive new fund.

The price? A year ago Elevation Partners bought $90 million in Facebook stock at a roughly $9 billion valuation. Then earlier this year…

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