initial public offerings (IPOs) trading on American exchanges

Friday, March 23, 2012

BATS Global Markets (BATS) started trading on 23 March 2012

BATS Global Markets, which operates the third largest securities exchange in the US, announced terms for its IPO on Monday. The Lenexa, KS-based company plans to raise $107 million by offering 6.3 million shares (100% insider) at a price range of $16.00 to $18.00. At the midpoint of the proposed range, BATS Global Markets would command a market value of $817 million. BATS Global Markets, which was founded in 2005 and booked $927 million in sales in 2011, plans to list on one of its own exchanges, the BZX, under the symbol BATS. Morgan Stanley, Citi and Credit Suisse are the lead underwriters on the deal. 

BATS operates two stock exchanges in the U.S., the BZX Exchange and the BYX Exchange (The BATS Exchanges), which currently account for about 10-12% of all U.S. equity trading on a daily basis.

BATS website

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