National CineMedia Raises $798 Million

National CineMedia Inc., a Centennial, Colo.-based distributor of in-theater advertising, priced 38 million common shares at $21 per share ($18-$20 range), for an IPO take of approximately $798 million. It will trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol NCMI, while Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley served as co-lead underwriters. Shareholders include Madison Dearborn Partners, The Anschutz < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Co., Cinemark and Regal Cinemas.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />