Will SailPoint Technologies break Austin’s IPO drought?
The Austin-based software company has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of stock.
Founded in 2005 by three Austin software veterans with roots going back to Tivoli Systems, Sailpoint provides identity and access management software.
The company has more than 750 customers and competes with industry giants including IBM Corp. and Oracle Corp.
SailPoint plans to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SAIL. Underwriters are Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Jefferies and RBC Capital Markets.
Austin hasn’t had a sizeable IPO since April 2016, when Aeglea BioTherapeutics Inc. raised $50 million. Aeglea produces engineered human enzymes for treating cancer and rare genetic diseases.
SailPoint reported revenue of $75 million and a $6.6 million loss for the first half of 2017. In 2016 company posted revenue of $132.4 million and a loss of $3.2 million.
SailPoint previously raised $21 million from Austin Ventures, Silverton Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners before agreeing in 2014 to sell a majority ownership stake to Chicago-based investment firm Thoma Bravo LLC.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but a SailPoint spokeswoman at the time said the Thoma Bravo investment was several hundred million dollars.
SailPoint said it would use its IPO proceeds for general corporate purposes, including working capital, operating expenses, capital expenditures and funding the company’s growth.
Austin lost two of its most-high profile publicly traded companies this year. In April, online coupon company RetailMeNot was acquired by San Antonio-based Harland Clarke Holdings in a deal valued at $630 million.
In June, Austin’s homegrown grocer Whole Foods Market agreed to be acquired by Amazon in a deal valued at $13.7 billion.
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