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Globoforce downsizes IPO and lowers price range; proposed deal size is now $53 million

By: Renaissance Capital
Posted: 3/20/2014 9:14:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: THNX

Globoforce, which provides cloud-based employee recognition software solutions to enterprises, lowered the proposed deal size for its upcoming IPO on Thursday. The Dublin, Ireland-based company now plans to raise $53 million by offering 3.8 million shares (23% insider) at a price range of $14 to $15. The company had previously filed to offer 4.4 million shares at a range of $16 to $18. At the low end of the revised range, Globoforce will raise 29% fewer proceeds than previously anticipated.

Globoforce, which was founded in 1997 and booked $187 million in sales for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, plans to list on the NASDAQ under the symbol THNX. Globoforce initially filed confidentially on January 9, 2013. J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse, UBS Investment Bank and Stifel are the joint bookrunners on the deal. It is expected to price tonight.