New IPOs for US Software Companies

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IPOs for Small Software Companies

IPOs for Small Software Companies

After the Easter holidays, a number of companies have signaled their interest in going public with three, tech-savvy start-ups filing for IPOs.

In contrast to recent IPOs, which were old-school, private-equity-backed offerings, these three start-ups have software development at their core.

Splunk, (San Francisco, CA, USA) a maker of software to analyze data, has been underwritten by Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and JPMorgan. It is a fast-growing but currently unprofitable organisation, and has set its 13.5 million IPO shares at 8 to 10 apiece, potentially raising $122 million.

Infoblox (Santa Clara, CA, USA) is a firm makes technology for data centers that “combines real-time IP address management with the automation of key network control and network change and configuration management processes in purpose-built physical and virtual appliances.” They are hoping to raise $98 million at the midpoint. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are its lead underwriters.

Finally, Proofpoint (Sunnyvale, CA, USA).  A small company that offers a “cloud” version of data-protection software, meant to fend off hackers and cybercriminals. Currently unprofitable, it has set a midpoint target of raising $68 million. Underwriters include Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.



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