The IPO Buzz: Loar & Rubrik Price IPOs Above Range

Up is the word of the night. Loar Holdings (LOAR) priced its IPO at $28.00 – $2.00 above the top of its range – on 11.0 million shares – the number in the prospectus – to raise $308.0 million on Wednesday night, April 24, 2024. The aviation parts manufacturer’s stock is expected to start trading on Thursday, April 25, on the New York Stock Exchange. Loar – at the $28 IPO price – has a market cap of about $2.5 billion.

Loar was one of three big IPOs priced on Wednesday night. All told, New York bankers raised $1.35 billion by pricing the IPOs of Loar, Rubrik (RBRK) and Marex Group plc (MRK) on Wednesday evening, April 24, 2024.

Jefferies and Morgan Stanley led the Loar joint book-runners’ team, which included Citigroup, Moelis & Co. and RBC Capital Markets.

Loar’s pricing news followed a scoop by CNBC earlier tonight that tech unicorn Rubrik (RBRK), a cloud and AI-driven data security company backed by Microsoft, priced its IPO at $32.00 – $1.00 above the top of its range.

Rubrik announced its IPO pricing details later in the evening: Its IPO was slightly upsized to 23.5 million shares – up from 23.0 million in the prospectus – and priced at $32.00 – $1.00 above the high end of its $28.00-to-$31.00 range – to raise $752 million on Wednesday night (April 24, 2024). Rubrik’s stock is expected to start trading on Thursday, April 25, on the NYSE.    

Loar Holdings, based in White Plains, N.Y., designs, manufactures and sells “niche aerospace and defense components that are essential for today’s aircraft and aerospace and defense systems,” the prospectus says. Loar’s products include auto throttles, lap-belt airbags, seat belts, temperature and fluid sensors and switches, carbon and metallic brake discs and scores of other items. Loar’s top two aircraft platforms are the Airbus A320 family and the Boeing 737 family, the prospectus says.

Most of the proceeds from Loar’s IPO will go toward paying down some debt, the company said in the prospectus. Loar has borrowed money to finance acquisitions.

For the year that ended Dec. 31, 2023, Loar reported a net loss of $4.62 million on revenue of $317.48 million.

Marex Prices IPO Just Below Mid-Point

A third sizable IPO – Marex Group plc (MRX Proposed) – priced at $19.00 – below the $19.50 mid-point of its $18.00-to-$21.00 range – on 15.4 million shares  – the number in the prospectus – to raise $292.31 million on Wednesday night. The pricing announcement from Marex confirmed a Bloomberg report on Wednesday night that the IPO had been priced at $19.00 – just below the mid-point of its range. The Marex pricing was in line with the Street’s expectations. Marex Group’s stock is expected to start trading on Thursday, April 25, on the NASDAQ.

Marex, a global clearing, commodity futures and financial services firm based in London, reported a profit for 2023: net income of $141.3 million on revenue of $1.24 billion, according to the prospectus.

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