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McAfee looks to raise up to US$814 million in US IPO

McAfee looks to raise up to US$814 million in US IPO

McAfee computer security software is shown for sale at a computer store in San Marcos, California, on May 15, 2017. (Photo: REUTERS/Mike Blake)

NEW YORK: Cyber security firm McAfee said on Tuesday (Oct 13) it is looking to raise up to US$814 million in its US initial public offering.

The company, which was carved out of Intel Corp four years ago, will sell nearly 31 million shares, while the selling stockholders will offer about 6 million shares in the IPO, according to a regulatory filing.

It is targeting a price range of US$19-US$22 per share, with the top end of the range valuing the firm at US$9.5 billion.

Short-term home rental company Airbnb and food delivery firm DoorDash are also gearing up to go public later this year, as the IPO market rebounds sharply after coronavirus-driven economic uncertainty brought it to a halt in April.

Buyout firm TPG had acquired a majority stake in McAfee from Intel in 2016 in a deal which valued the company at US$4.2 billion, including debt.

McAfee said in the filing that a portion of the proceeds would be used to pay down a part of the debt.

Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, TPG Capital BD, BofA Securities and Citigroup are the lead underwriters for the offering.

Source: Reuters

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