Public Exits

AGA Medical Holdings Inc., a Plymouth, Minn.-based maker of medical devices the treatment of structural heart defects and vascular diseases, has filed for a $200 million IPO. It plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol AGAM, with Citi, Deutsche Bank Securities and Lehman Brothers serving as co-lead underwriters. Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe acquired a majority stake AGA Medical via a 2005 equity recap.

Ellora Energy Inc., a Boulder, Colo.-based oil and gas company, has increased its IPO price range from $12-$14 per share to $17-$19 per share. It still plans to offer 11.37 million common shares. Its initial market cap would be approximately $1.01 billion, were it to price at the high end of its range. Ellora plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol LORA, with AG Edwards and Friedman Billings Ramsey serving as co-lead underwriters. Ellora is a portfolio company of Yorktown Energy Partners.

Infor, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based enterprise software company owned by Golden Gate Capital, does not plan to go public before next year, according to a German newspaper interview with CEO Jim Schaper. The company has more than $2 billion in annual sales.

LiquidNet Inc., a New York–based electronic global marketplace for block trading, has filed for a $500 million IPO of Class A common stock. Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse are serving as co-lead underwriters. Company shareholders include T.H. Lee Putnam Ventures (12.29 percent pre-IPO stake) Technology Crossover Ventures (7.42 percent) and Summit Partners (7.42 percent).

Tommy Hilfiger is no longer considering an IPO, according to comments made by the fashion house’s CEO of a German newspaper. It is, however, considering add-on acquisitions. Apax Partners acquired Tommy Hilfiger in 2006 for $1.6 billion.