Shopify Files for $100M IPO in Canada and United States

Shopify $100m IPO

After many months of rumors, Shopify has just filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the preliminary filing, the company is looking to raise around $100 million.

Shopify has long been a big contender in the ecommerce industry, and has recently beat competitors such as Amazon and eBay. According to the filing, Shopify will list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “SHOP” and on the the Toronto Stock Exchange with the ticker “SH.”

If you have been following this site, then you will know that this is latest in a string of positive news for Shopify. The company has seen continued growth since being founded back in 2006.  You can read my full review here.

Here’s Shopify’s announcement, in full:

Shopify Inc. today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a preliminary prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada for a proposed initial public offering of its Class A subordinate voting shares. The number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Shopify intends to apply to list its Class A subordinate voting shares on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols “SHOP” and “SH”, respectively.

Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and RBC Capital Markets are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Pacific Crest Securities, Raymond James & Associates and Canaccord Genuity are acting as co-managers.

A registration statement relating to the Class A subordinate voting shares has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. The Class A subordinate voting shares may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.

A preliminary prospectus has been filed with the securities commissions or similar securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada containing important information relating to the Class A subordinate voting shares. The preliminary prospectus remains subject to completion or amendment. There will not be any sale or any acceptance of an offer to buy the Class A subordinate voting shares until a receipt for the final prospectus has been issued by the relevant securities commissions in Canada.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A written prospectus may be obtained, when available, from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, by telephone: 866-718-1649, or by email: prospectus@morganstanley.com; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, by telephone 800-221-1037, or by email: newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com; or RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Department, Three World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street 8th Floor, New York, NY 10281, or by telephone, 877-822-4089. Copies of the registration statement and Canadian preliminary prospectus may also be obtained, when available, from www.sec.gov and www.sedar.com.

Feature image curtsey of Kevin Van Paassen/Bloomberg

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