Authentec Files for IPO

Authentec Inc., a < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Melbourne, Fla.-based provider of fingerprint sensors, has filed for an $86.25 million IPO. It plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol AUTH, with Lehman Brothers serving as lead underwriter. It has raised $52.5 million since 1999, from firms like Sierra Ventures (21.2% pre-IPO stake), Harris Corp. (19.1%), Carlyle Venture Partners (13%), Advantage Capital Partners (8.7%), Newlight Associates, TI Ventures, Knickerbocker LLC, Bencas Capital and Stonehenge Capital. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />