Moelis & Company debuts IPO

Global investment bank Moelis & Company has launched its IPO after pricing its 6.5 million shares at $25 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “MC.” Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are the lead underwriters.


Behrman Capital completes $570 mln recap of Pelican Products

New York and San Francisco-based private equity firm Behrman Capital said Tuesday that it has recapitalized Pelican Products for $570 million. Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley were co-bookrunners on the transaction. Pelican Products is a producer of high-performance case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems.


Akamai Technologies appoints senior vice president

Akamai Technologies, a provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, has appointed Seksom Suriyapa as senior vice president of corporate and business development. Earlier in his career, Suriyapa served as a technology investment banker, most recently with Morgan Stanley, as well as in venture capital, as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Mayfield Fund.

VC-backed Dropbox names former Secy of State Rice to board of directors

According to an announcement on its site made by CEO and founder Drew Houston, Dropbox has added former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice to its board of directors. Rice served in her post under former President George W. Bush. Also, the firm has named Sujay Jaswa as its chief financial officer and Dennis Woodside as its chief operating officer. Based in San Francisco, Dropbox allows computer users to share photos, documents and videos anywhere without emailing files. Its backers include Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Benchmark, Goldman Sachs, BlackRock and Morgan Stanley. To read further details about Dropbox expanding its leadership team and adding Rice to its board, visit here.


VC-backed MobileIron files for IPO

MobileIron said Monday that it has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs will serve as lead underwriters. Based in Mountain View, Calif., MobileIron is a provider of mobile IT security and management for apps, content and devices. Its backers include Institutional Venture Partners, Foundation Capital, Norwest Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital.

VC-backed Opower rolls out IPO

Opower has priced its IPO of 6.1 million shares at $19 per share. The stock began trading Friday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “OPWR.” Morgan Stanley & Co. and Goldman Sachs are the lead underwriters. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Opower is a provider of cloud solutions for the utility sector. Its backers include New Cycle Capital, NEA, Accel Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.


PE-backed Phibro Animal Health prices IPO

Phibro Animal Health Corp, which is backed by 3i Group, said Monday that it has priced its IPO of over 11 million shares at $16 and $18 per share. The stock will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “PAHC.” BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Barclays are the lead underwriters. Based in Teaneck, NJ, Phibro is a maker of animal health and mineral nutrition products.


Silver Lake-backed Mercury Payment Systems files for IPO

Mercury Payment Systems, a portfolio company of Silver Lake, has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be offered as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. J.P. Morgan Securities, Barclays Capital and Morgan Stanley & Co. are serving as lead underwriters. Based in Durango, Colorado, Mercury Payment Systems is a provider of payments solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. and Canada.

Longford Capital appoints new chairman

Private investment firm Longford Capital has hired William Strong as chairman. The appointment is effective May 1, 2014. Previously, Strong served as a member of Morgan Stanley‘s global management committee. He was also a co-CEO for its Asia Pacific region and vice chairman of investment banking.

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