Public Exits

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., a Kansas City-based cinema chain operator, has withdrawn registration for a $500 million IPO. It had planned to trade on the NYSE, with Credit Suisse and JPMorgan serving as co-lead underwriters. Shareholders include JPMorgan Partners (20.78 percent), Apollo Management (20.78 percent), Bain Capital (15.09 percent), The Carlyle Group (15.09 percent) and Spectrum Equity Investors (9.76 percent).

Grand Canyon Education Inc., a Phoenix-based provider of online post-secondary education services, has scheduled its IPO for November 19. The company plans to offer 10.5 million shares at between $16 and $18 per share, with Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch serving as co-lead underwriters. Shareholders include Endeavour Capital (32.6 percent pre-IPO stake).

SS&C Technologies Inc., a Windsor, Conn.-based financial management software company owned by The Carlyle Group, has canceled a proposed $200 million IPO, citing “market conditions.” The company originally filed in June 2006, and planned to trade on the Nasdaq. Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and JPMorgan were serving as co-lead underwriters. Carlyle holds a 72.2 percent ownership position in SS&C Technologies. l