Mortgage Tech Firm Ellie Mae Plans Initial Public Offering
Mortgage origination technology developer Ellie Mae is planning an initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock to raise up to $86.25m. Ellie filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the proposed IPO of shares of its common stock. The IPO has not yet become effective, the company said. "Prior to this offering, there has been no public market for the common stock," according to the SEC filing. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering are yet to be determined. Once public, Ellie Mae said it intends to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ELLI". Goldman Sachs (GS), William Blair & Co., Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Macquarie Capital, Piper Jaffray and ThinkEquity will act as underwriters of the offering. Ellie Mae will conduct the offering through a forthcoming prospectus, which can be obtained -- once available -- through Goldman. A company spokesperson and investor relations spokesperson declined to comment on the offering. Ellie Mae said in the SEC filing the company had $37.7m of revenues and $1.7m of net income in 2009. Write to Diana Golobay. Disclosure: the author holds no relevant investments.