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Software firm HashiCorp seeks up to $13 bln valuation in U.S. IPO

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Nov 29 (Reuters) – HashiCorp Inc said on Monday it is targeting a valuation of up to $13 billion in its initial public offering in the United States, as the company seeks to take advantage of the high investor interest around enterprise software firms.

The San Francisco-based company said it is targeting a sale of 15.3 million shares priced between $68 and $72 each. At the top end of that range, the IPO would fetch $1.1 billion of proceeds, according to the filing

HashiCorp, co-founded in 2012 by Mitchell Hashimoto and Armon Dadgar, claims its products help in solving the core infrastructure challenges related to cloud adoption. As of Oct. 31, the company said it had 2,392 customers in over 45 countries, including Bank of America Corp, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Stripe and Roblox Corp, among others.

HashiCorp’s investors include venture capital firms Mayfield and GGV Capital. The company is looking to float its shares at a time when other enterprise software firms like GitLab Inc and Freshworks Inc have had strong market debuts, with investors betting on robust demand for their services due to the pandemic-driven shift to hybrid working.

Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co and J.P.Morgan are among the underwriters for the offering. The company said it will list its shares on Nasdaq under the symbol “HCP”.

(Reporting by Niket Nishant in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri)

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