NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IAC/InterActiveCorp ("IAC") today announced that Match Group, Inc. ("Match Group"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of IAC, has launched a roadshow for its initial public offering ("IPO"). Match Group currently intends to use all of the net proceeds of the offering to repay related-party indebtedness owed to IAC.
Match Group is offering 33.3 million shares of its common stock in the IPO. The underwriters will have a 30-day option to buy an additional 5 million shares at the IPO price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The IPO price is currently expected to be between $12.00 and $14.00 per share. Match Group has applied to have its shares of common stock approved for listing on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market under the ticker symbol "MTCH."
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Allen & Company LLC and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as the lead bookrunning managers, and Deutsche Bank Securities, BMO Capital Markets, Barclays and BNP PARIBAS are acting as bookrunners for the offering.
This offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus, may be obtained from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at (866) 803-9204, from Allen & Company LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, 711 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at (212) 339-2220 or from BofA Merrill Lynch, Attention: Prospectus Department, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, or by e-mailing: email@example.com.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) is a leading media and Internet company. It is organized into four segments: Match Group, which includes dating and education businesses with brands such as Match, OkCupid, Tinder and The Princeton Review; Search & Applications, which includes brands such as About.com, Ask.com, Dictionary.com and Investopedia; Media, which consists of businesses such as Vimeo, Electus, The Daily Beast and CollegeHumor; and eCommerce, which includes HomeAdvisor and ShoeBuy. IAC's brands and products are among the most recognized in the world reaching users in over 200 countries. IAC is headquartered in New York City and has offices worldwide.
About Match Group
Match Group is the world's leading provider of dating products. We operate a portfolio of over 45 brands, including Match, OkCupid, Tinder, Meetic, Twoo, Plentyoffish, OurTime, BlackPeopleMeet and FriendScout24, each designed to increase our users' likelihood of finding a romantic connection. Through our portfolio of trusted brands, we provide tailored products to meet the varying preferences of our users. We currently offer our dating products in 38 languages across more than 190 countries. In addition to our dating business, we also operate The Princeton Review, which provides a variety of test preparation, academic tutoring and college counseling services.
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