U.S. business software company AppDynamics has hired investment banks Goldman Sachs Group and Morgan Stanley as lead underwriters for an initial public offering (IPO) that could come later this year, a source said on Thursday.
If San Francisco, Calif.-based AppDynamics pushes on with its IPO plans, it will join a small club of U.S. technology IPOs this year. Market volatility has left investors wary of investing in companies with little or no near-term profitability.
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Only two U.S. technology companies have priced their IPO this year: Acacia Communications and SecureWorks Corp. Next week, cloud communications platform Twilio is expected to price its IPO.
AppDynamics makes software that manages and analyzes applications. It has 1,600 paying customers, including Citrix Systems (ctxs), eHarmony, Kraft (krft) , NASDAQ (ndaq), and Nike (nke). It raised $158 million in November in a private round that valued the company at $1.9 billion.
The Wall Street Journal first reported on AppDynamic’s IPO plans on Thursday.