Here's the Deal
Baird's Investment Banking Group is pleased to announce the following transaction:
Initial Public Offering
Baird served as a co-manager in this offering
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) (“Qualys” or the “Company”) recently completed an initial public offering of 8,711,250 shares of its common stock at a price of $12.00 per share, generating gross proceeds of approximately $104.5 million. The Company offered 7,836,250 shares of common stock and the selling shareholders offered 875,000 shares of common stock. The Company will not receive any proceeds associated with the shares sold by the selling shareholders. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for capital expenditures, working capital and other general corporate purposes, which may include hiring additional personnel, investing in sales and marketing and research and development and acquiring complementary businesses and technologies.
Qualys is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions that enable organizations to identify security risks to their IT infrastructures, help protect their IT systems and applications from ever-evolving cyber attacks and achieve compliance with internal policies and external regulations. Qualys’ cloud solutions address the growing security and compliance complexities and risks that are amplified by the dissolving boundaries between internal and external IT infrastructures and web environments, the rapid adoption of cloud computing and the proliferation of geographically dispersed IT assets. Organizations can use the Company’s integrated suite of solutions delivered on its QualysGuard Cloud Platform to cost-effectively obtain a unified view of their security and compliance posture across globally-distributed IT infrastructures.