Data Center Software Maker Infoblox Files for IPO

Infoblox is the third IT company to either file for or launch an IPO in the last few weeks, along with Zynga and Jive.

Infoblox, a maker of Domain Name System servers and data center optimization software, announced Jan. 6 that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.

The company requested to sell the maximum amount ($125 million) of stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined.

Infoblox is the third IT company to either file for or launch an IPO in the last few weeks. Online game developer and Facebook partner Zynga and social networking monitor Jive both launched IPOs in December. Facebook itself is expected to go public this spring; Twitter is rumored to follow.

Santa Clara, Calif.-based Infoblox makes appliances and software that provide automated control for networks and data centers in order to improve IT performance. The company made news in May 2010 when it acquired Netcordia, a provider of network change and configuration management software.

Infoblox, founded in 1999, has been profitable in only one year since then-2010, when it reported $132.8 million in revenue. The company said in its SEC filing that it has more than 5,000 customers. These include the Federal Aviation Administration, Adobe Systems, Best Buy, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson and Caterpillar.

Morgan Stanley & Co. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. will act as lead joint book-running managers for the offering, and UBS Securities will act as a joint book-running manager, Infoblox said. Pacific Crest Securities, JMP Securities and Morgan Keegan & Co. will serve as co-managers for the offering.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the final prospectus related to the offering, when available, may be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. via telephone: (866) 718-1649, or email.

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