Rackspace (RAX) priced today at $12.50 / share near the low end of a range of $12 to $16 per share through a dutch auction process.
It was a tough deal to get through even with Rackspace’s high quality numbers. They ended up raising $187.5 Million in cash (down from an initial desire to raise $400 Million when they filed back in April 2008). Still, it’s an opening and a deal done … let’s see who follows.
Stock started trading at $10/share down from the pricing of $12.50/share, and closed at $10 after a climb for most of the day. See below …
Goldman, Sachs & Co., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Merrill Lynch & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. W.R. Hambrecht + Co., LLC, Jefferies & Company, Inc., Cowen and Company, LLC, RBC Capital Markets Corporation, JMP Securities LLC, Signal Hill Capital Group LLC, and E*TRADE Securities LLC are the co-managers for the offering.
It appears that enough buyers exist in the $100 Million range to get IPOs out … will be interesting to see what kind of liquidity exists above and below that threshold, or even if more try to come out in the $100 Million range.