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Silicon Valley cybersecurity company ForeScout last night raised $116 million in its IPO, pricing 5.3 million shares at $22 each. By most measures it was a roaring success, given that the company had only planned to offer 4.8 million shares at between $20 and $22. Initial market cap of $806 million, and a fully-diluted market value of $1.23 billion.

But there is a bit of a catch, related to the fine print on its company's final round of venture funding, a $79 million Series G infusion led by Wellington Management in early 2016.

Please explain: The Series G stock was sold at $23.73 (split-adjusted), an included a quasi-ratchet provision whereby Forescout must issue Wellington additional common stock if the IPO priced below $29.66 per share (which, of course, it did). Earlier investor Aspect Ventures gets a bit of make-up too, but all the other pre-IPO shareholders get diluted a bit (as noticed by the folks at EquityZen).

Lesson learned: That Series G round gave Forescout a post-money valuation of $1 billion, which enabled it to get extra headlines. But the structure piper must eventually be paid and, for Forescout, the bill came due today.

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In photos: D.C. and U.S. states on alert for pre-inauguration violence

National Guard troops stand behind security fencing with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building behind them, on Jan. 16. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Security has been stepped up in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the U.S. as authorities brace for potential violence this weekend.

Driving the news: Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by some supporters of President Trump, the FBI has said there could be armed protests in D.C. and in all 50 state capitols in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

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Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.