Fenwick & West LLP represented the underwriters in a $258 million secondary public offering for SolarWinds, Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a provider of network management software based in Austin, TX. SolarWinds priced 13.8 million shares of its common stock, all of which were offered by existing stockholders, at $18.75 per share. The offering, which was one of the few secondary offerings to be upsized this year, was increased by a full 20%.
J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Jefferies & Company, Inc., Thomas Weisel Partners LLC, FBR Capital Markets & Co. and Pacific Crest Securities LLC were the co-managers of the offering.
The Fenwick & West transaction team included corporate attorneys Laird Simons, Rob Freedman and Shulamite Shen White.
In May 2009, Fenwick represented the same joint book-running managers in SolarWinds’ $175 million initial public offering, which was the first venture-backed company IPO since August 2008 and one of the largest technology IPOs in the last two years.
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