Bats Global Markets, Inc.
Announces Pricing of Its Initial Public Offering
KANSAS CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bats Global Markets, Inc. (“Bats”), a leading global operator of exchanges and services for financial markets, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering at a price to the public of $19.00 per share.
The size of the offering has been increased from the initially announced 11,200,000 shares of common stock to 13,300,000 shares of common stock.
The shares offered are being sold by certain Bats stockholders. Certain selling stockholders have also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,995,000 shares.
Exchange-Operator Bats Global Files Initial Offering
Bats will not receive any proceeds from the sale of any shares by the selling stockholders. The offering is expected to close on April 20, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.
Exchange operator’s valuation is said to be at more than $2 billion
The shares of common stock are expected to begin trading on the Bats BZX Exchange on April 15, 2016, under the symbol “BATS.”
Morgan Stanley and Citigroup are acting as joint bookrunning managers and the representatives of the underwriters. BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Goldman, Sachs & Co., and J.P.
Morgan are acting as joint bookrunners, and Jefferies, Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities, Nomura, Rosenblatt Securities and Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. are acting as co-managers of the offering.
A registration statement, including a prospectus, on Form S-1 relating to these securities has been filed with, and declared effective by, the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from: Morgan Stanley, Attention: Prospectus Dept., 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014; and Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 (Tel: 800-831-9146).
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, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Bats Global Markets, Inc.
Bats Global Markets, Inc., is a leading global operator of exchanges and services for financial markets, dedicated to Making Markets Better.
We are the second-largest stock exchange operator in the U.S., operate the largest stock exchange and trade reporting facility in Europe, and are the #1 market globally for ETF trading. We also operate two fast-growing U.S.
options exchanges. In the global foreign exchange market, we operate Hotspot. ETF.com, a leading provider of ETF news, data and analysis, is a wholly-owned subsidiary.
The company is headquartered in Kansas City with offices in New York, London, Chicago, San Francisco and Singapore.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes certain disclosures which contain “forward-looking statements.” You can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as “believes” and “expects.” Forward-looking statements are based on Bats’ current expectations and assumptions.
Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements, which are neither statements of historical fact nor guarantees or assurances of future performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are set forth in our filings with the SEC, including our registration statement on Form S-1, as amended from time to time, under the caption “Risk Factors.”