ShotSpotter Announces Potential Pricing for IPO

Chris Lange

ShotSpotter has filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). The company expects to price its 2.8 million shares in the range of $8 to $10, with an overallotment option for an additional 420,000 shares. At the maximum price the entire offering is valued up to $38.64 million. The company intends to list its shares on the Nasdaq under the symbol SSTI.

The underwriters for the offering are Roth Capital Partners, Northland Capital Markets and Imperial Capital.

This company is the leader in gunshot detection solutions that help law enforcement officials and security personnel identify, locate and deter gun violence. ShotSpotter offers its software solutions on a SaaS-based subscription model to customers around the world, with current customers located in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and South Africa.

ShotSpotter’s public safety solution, ShotSpotter Flex, is deployed in urban, high-crime areas to help deter gun violence by accurately detecting and locating gunshots and sending near real-time alerts to law enforcement.

Security solutions, SST SecureCampus and ShotSpotter SiteSecure, are designed to help law enforcement and security personnel serving universities, corporate campuses and key infrastructure and transportation centers mitigate risk and enhance security by notifying authorities and first responders of an active-shooter event almost immediately.

The speed and accuracy of these solutions enable rapid response by law enforcement and security personnel, increase the chances of apprehending the shooter, aid in evidentiary collection and can serve as an overall deterrent.

The company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay its debt, with the rest going toward working capital and general corporate purposes.