Dropbox Aims to Raise $748m Through IPO

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  • Dropbox Aims to Raise $748m Through IPO

Cloud data service Dropbox aims to raise as much as $748 million through its initial public offering and a private sale of stock, according to an updated securities registration filed Monday.

The company plans to sell 36 million shares of Class A stock at between $16 and $18, bringing in as much as $648 million, according to the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

As a result, the IPO will be among the largest tech market debuts since Snap in March of 2017.

Dropbox also plans a $100 million sale of stock to the venture capital arm of Salesforce, according to the filing.

According to a Bloomberg calculation, the transaction would value Dropbox at $7.1 billion, less than its $10 billion value during a prior private capital raising effort in 2014.

The company first confidentially filed for an IPO at the start of the year.

The company is currently losing money. While it claims to have 500 million users in 180 countries, it posted only 11 million paying clients at the end of last year.

AFP

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1 Comment on "Dropbox Aims to Raise $748m Through IPO"

  1. Madison Sanders | July 31, 2018 at 8:17 pm | Reply

    >While it claims to have 500 million users in 180 countries, it posted only 11 million paying clients at the end of last year.

    Uh oh… with numbers like that, I’m guessing it won’t be long until they lock some of their features behind a paywall. And admittedly, as a current Dropbox free user, I’d be more than glad to pay like, $2 a month for what they’re giving me for free. I wonder how many of those ~490 million other free users feel the same? That’d be a good chunk of revenue if even half of them would be willing to pay some nominal monthly fee.

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