Talend Files for IPO

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Talend S.A. filed a Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering. The company values the offering at up to $86.25 million, although no official pricing has been announced. Each American Depositary Share (ADS) in this offering will represent one of Talend’s ordinary shares. The company intends to list its ADSes on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol TLND.

The underwriters for the offering are Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup, and William Blair.

This company’s mission is to enable every organization to harness the power of their data. Its software platform, Talend Data Fabric, integrates data and applications in real time across modern big data and cloud environments, as well as traditional systems, allowing organizations to develop a unified view of their business and customers across organizational and technology silos.

Talend is a key enabler of the data-driven enterprise where data is becoming a strategic asset. Talend Data Fabric allows customers in any industry to improve business performance by using their data to create new insights and to automate business processes. Customers rely on this software to better understand their customers, improve customer service, detect fraud, and predict equipment maintenance needs.

In the filing, the company detailed its finances:

For the year ended December 31, 2015, our total revenue was $76.0 million, including $62.7 million of subscription revenue that grew 39% year-over-year on a constant currency basis (27% year-over-year on an actual currency basis). We experienced net losses of $22.0 million and negative free cash flow of $10.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2015 as we continued to invest in growing our business. For the quarter ended March 31, 2016, our total revenue was $22.8 million, including $19.3 million of subscription revenue that grew 42% year-over-year on a constant currency basis (40% year-over-year on an actual currency basis). We experienced a net loss of $5.3 million and positive free cash flow of $1.7 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

The company currently intends to use the net proceeds from the offering primarily for general corporate purposes, including working capital, sales and marketing activities, research and development activities, general and administrative matters and capital expenditures, and to pay the entire outstanding balance under our credit facility with Square 1.

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