San Jose-based Aquantia, a provider of high-speed connectivity solutions for data centers, 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. The company is planning on listing the stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “AQ.” Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital Inc and Deutsche Bank Securities are the lead underwriters. Aquantia’s backers include Credit Suisse’s Direct Equity Partners, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Walden Riverwood and Cisco Investments.
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aquantia Corp. announced today that it has publicly filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Aquantia has applied to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “AQ.”
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., and Deutsche Bank Securities are acting as bookrunners for the proposed offering. Needham & Company and Raymond James are acting as co-managers.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitations or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, from: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014; from Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717; and from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005.
Aquantia is a leader in the design, development and marketing of advanced, high-speed communications ICs for Ethernet connectivity in the data center, enterprise infrastructure and access markets. Aquantia’s products are designed to cost-effectively deliver leading-edge data speeds for use in the latest generation of communications infrastructure to alleviate network bandwidth bottlenecks caused by the growth of global IP traffic.