Skype Files $100M IPO

August 9, 2010 8:55 AM EDT
Skype S.à r.l. filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an Initial Public Offering of its American depositary shares, or ADSs. The proposed maximum aggregate offering price is $100 million. The company intends to list the common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market.

The offering is being made through Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities Lazard Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets, UBS Investment Bank, Allen & Company LLC, and Evercore Partners.

Skype is a global technology leader that enables real-time communications over the Internet.

In November 2009, Skype was acquired by an investor group, led by Silver Lake and including the CPP Investment Board Private Holdings Inc. and Andreessen Horowitz. In connection with the Skype Acquisition, eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) received a significant ownership stake in the Company, and Joltid, which was founded by the original founders of Skype, also invested in the Company.

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