Avago Technologies Ltd. set the terms for its initial public offering of 36 million common shares at between $13 and $15 per share. The Singapore-based company plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol AVGO, with Deutsche Bank Securities, Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley and Citi serving as co-lead underwriters. Avago is the former semiconductor unit of Agilent Technologies, which was acquired by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Silver Lake Partners in 2005 for approximately $2.66 billion. The IPO would be valued at over $3.5 billion, were it to price at the high end of its IPO range.
Emdeon Inc., a Nashville, Tenn.-based provider of revenue cycle management services for healthcare providers, has set its IPO terms to 21.45 million common shares being offered at between $13.50 and $15.50. It could raise upwards of $332 million at the high end of its range, which is well below its original filing target for proceeds of $460 million. The offering will be of Class A stock, while principal shareholders General Atlantic and Hellman & Friedman will hold Class B and Class C shares, respectively, which will have 10 votes per share. Emdeon plans to trade on the NYSE with Morgan Stanley serving as lead underwriter.
China Pacific Insurance, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, confirmed today that it will relaunch its Hong Kong IPO, after an earlier attempt failed due to market conditions. The company plans to raise around $3.5 billion, compared to a target of more than $4 billion the last time around. Carlyle holds a 17 percent stake in China Pacific.
FCI Group, a portfolio company of Bain Capital, has agreed to sell its electrical division (Burndy) to Hubbell Inc. The deal is reportedly valued at around $360 million, and is expected to close by year-end.
GlaxoSmithKline has completed its acquisition on Stiefel Laboratories Inc., a Coral Gables, Fla.-based skincare pharmaceutical company that had been partially owned by The Blackstone Group. The $3.6 billion acquisition included $2.9 billion in cash, up to $300 million in cash earn-out payments and the assumption of $400 million in net debt. Blackstone had acquired an 18 percent stake in Stiefel for $484 million in August 2007.
ONGC, India’s largest oil producer, has retained Citigroup to advise it on a bid for Kosmos Energy’s stake in a Ghana oil field (Jubilee), which could be worth between $3 billion and $5 billion. Kosmos shareholders include The Blackstone Group and Warburg Pincus.
Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL) has agreed to acquire GoldenGate Software, a San Francisco-based provider of enterprise database management software. GoldenGate had raised private equity funding from Summit Partners.
VS Holdings Inc., the North Bergen, N.J.-based parent company of retailer The Vitamin Shoppe, has filed for a $143.75 million IPO. It plans to trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol VSI, with JPMorgan, Bank of America and Barclays serving as co-lead underwriters. Vitamin Shoppe has been owned since 2002 by Irving Place Capital (f.k.a. Bear Stearns Merchant Banking). It had filed for an IPO in 2007, but withdrew the offer due to market conditions.